Lauren Alaina announced her six-song EP entitled Unlocked, and shared two songs from the EP:  “A Walk In The Bar” (listen here) and “Hangovers,” out now.

The country music artist and Season 10 American Idol runner-up announced the news on her social media pages, writing on Instagram along with a minute-long video showing her time in the studio: “Sometimes you have to look all the way back to really move forward. My heart is completely Unlocked with this new project. This is just the beginning. 🔐.”  The Georgia native added: “I want you to know me. I have a million different nicknames. I’ve worn a lot of different hats. I’ve been a lot of things to different people. But, the truth is, I’ve always just been Lauren. The girl that grew up in a tiny house in Rossville, Georgia, 28 years ago — the person my big brother calls sister even today, the aunt my nieces and nephews call Lala when I run to scoop them up off my front porch in my hometown, the girl you met 13 years ago on a TV show, and the woman you are seeing today.”

Unlocked also contains a collaboration with Lainey Wilson on the song “Thicc As Thieves,” penned by Alaina with Rocky Block, Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Jacob Durrett, and Parker Welling. According to a press release, Alaina says of the EP:  “It’s been 13 years since we first met, and until a couple of years ago, I don’t know that I ever slowed down for more than a day or two at a time. I spent more time with the people that matter most to me – my family, my fiancé, my friends – during that period than I had in years. This music comes from my heart and my hometown. I am who I am because of where and who I come from, and I’m more me today than I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to unlock this next chapter with you.”

Unlocked will drop on June 9; to pre-save, head here.

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