Before the release of their latest album, Save Me, San Francisco, Train went on a three-year hiatus. While many groups have trouble getting back on the horse after spending time apart, the San Francisco-based band hasn't missed a beat, and their current single, "Hey, Soul Sister," sits at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's the most successful song of their long career (which has also included the smash hits "Meet Virginia" and "Drops of Jupiter"), and it earned them a #MusicMonday shout-out a few weeks ago from Orianthi.
Train have always had a healthy country influence in their sound, but Save Me, San Francisco has a tremendous amount of twang and heartbreak. So it makes sense that frontman Pat Monahan has been spinning one of country music's biggest divas at the moment.
"The song I'm into right now is Miranda Lambert's 'The House That Built Me,' " Monahan told MTV News on the set of Train's new video, which is being directed by former Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz. "I just think it's a really amazing song and a super-great record. If she wants to do a 'Crossroads' with us, call me up!"
"The House That Built Me" comes from Lambert's latest album, Revolution and is not only steadily climbing up the Billboard Country Songs chart but also up the Hot 100. The track was written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, who between them have written hits for Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and Bonnie Raitt.
Perhaps Monahan is trying to expand his horizons through collaboration, as he is already working with INXS on an album that will re-imagine that band's classic hits with new singers, a roster that also includes Rob Thomas and the Killers' Brandon Flowers.
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