Ashley Monroe is debuting another track from her forthcoming album, Rosegold, and I think it’s safe to say this is not going to be a country album… in any sense.
The prior two songs she released, “Til It Breaks” and Drive, were super psychedelic and very pop-leaning, and “Groove” is a continuation of that sound. It was co-written by Ashley, Michael Reaves and Aaron Raitiere.
I’ll admit, I’m a little sad to see her taking it in a different direction because she’s so good at making country music, but it seems like she was ready for a change in terms of her next project, as she recently told Garden & Gun:
“I’ll never not sing the way I do—I mean, I’m clearly from East Tennessee. But times change. No one has the right to tell you what you need to be.
When I think about country music, I think of a feeling. It’s always been a feeling to me. I’ll never not be able to write country songs—that’s the first thing I started writing. But I think sometimes people get attached to a name, or that you have to be this sound.”
Check out her newest song:
The entire album is set to be released on April 30th.