Last month, Texas country powerhouse Wade Bowen joined the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast and announced a brand new album he has in the works, titled Somewhere Between the Secret and the Truth.
With that being said, it’s 100% set in stone, as he officially announced the new album today.
The record is set to drop August 12th.
Bowen discussed how the time he had to himself during COVID lockdowns inspired the album, and how he regained his passion for writing music:
“I went through a big writer’s drought; kind of just being shell shocked from everything, not knowing how to handle it, and then finally came out of that and just had this flood of just wanting to write. This reset button really rejuvenated my passion for my entire career, all the way across the board. I was trying to find where I fit musically again. I’ve been doing this so long that I feel like I got off track from where I felt I fit – I was all over the place with my songwriting and my career. Ironically enough, COVID really gave me a chance to just turn my brain off a little bit and stop thinking.
When I came out on the other side, I really found not only a renewed sense of my music and wanting to get out and play again, but I found a renewed sense of self. I found who I wanted to be as a writer, as a singer, as an artist.”
Bowen also dropped the lead single for the new album today, titled “Everything Has Your Memory.”
He weighed in on the new song:
“I love when you finish a song and you feel like, ‘okay, this one is for sure going to make the record. This one is so melody driven; it’s just singable… the way we produced it and worked it up, it fit perfectly as the opening track and I think it’s a great introduction to what people are going to hear for the rest of the album. Not being on the road very much, knowing we were going to come back and be playing a heavy schedule of touring. I really wanted just the simplicity of the songs to really carry themselves and carry the album and lead us all the way through the show; where the simplicity creates these big, massive sounding songs.”
You can check out the full track-list for the album here:
Somewhere Between the Secret and the Truth.
Everything Has Your Memory (Wade Bowen, Eric Paslay, Heather Morgan)
Burnin’ Both Ends of the Bar (Wade Bowen, Randy Montana)
Honky Tonk Roll (Wade Bowen, Randy Montana)
The Secret To This Town (Wade Bowen, Heather Morgan)
If You Don’t Miss Me (Wade Bowen, Ray Fulcher)
A Beautiful World featuring Lori McKenna (Wade Bowen, Lori McKenna)
She’s Driving Me Crazy (Wade Bowen, Eric Paslay, Heather Morgan)
Knowing Me Like I Do (Wade Bowen, Clint Ingersoll)
It’s Gonna Hurt (Wade Bowen, Drew Kennedy)
Say Goodbye (Wade Bowen, Eric Paslay, Heather Morgan)
A Guitar, A Singer and A Song featuring Vince Gill (Wade Bowen, Lori McKenna)
Somewhere Between The Secret and The Truth (Wade Bowen, Lori McKenna