Brandy Clark is BACK.
It has been more than three years since the 11-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter dropped her last album, Your Life Is a Record.
However, that all will be changing here in the very near future, as Clark has just announced her upcoming self-titled project, slated to drop on May 19th.
Produced by fellow Washington state native Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark confessed that this may be her most authentic work to date, even more so than her highly touted 2014 12 Stories album.
Clark weighed in:
“This album is a return home to me in many ways. Musically it’s the rawest I’ve been since ’12 Stories’ and maybe even rawer. When Brandi and I sat down and talked about working together, one thing that really intrigued me was her saying ‘I see it as your return to the Northwest.’
That comment inspired so much for me. It took me back to where and how I grew up. ‘Northwest’ and ‘She Smoked In The House’ were both a result of that early conversation.
Working with another recording artist on this project was such a gift that I didn’t even know I needed and changed the way I want to write songs and make records moving forward. My hope is that anyone who hears this album will feel the heart that I put into every note of it.”
Brandi Carlile, who is producing the album, also shared:
“Brandy is one of the greatest songwriters I’ve ever known. And I feel like I now know exactly who Brandy Clark is through the portal of this singular brilliantly written album. When I heard the songs for this album, they took me back to the first time I heard ‘Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.’
I was thinking about Tom Petty, The Pretenders, Kim Richey, Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynne and the soul of ’90s Americana before it had a name.
Brandy’s voice is like a friend you’ve had your whole life the second you hear it. I know I’m not alone in feeling this way. This is her moment. This is the one. Sometimes an artist only gets one shot at an album like this in their life.
This is the time Brandy has chosen to reveal herself to the world as an artist and a woman and I was blessed beyond measure to be the person she trusted to support and facilitate that swan dive.”
With that being said, Clark dropped the lead single for the record today, titled “Buried.”
In this acoustic driven song, she sings all about the things she’ll do to get her former significant other off her mind, and perhaps even get married to someone else. However, at the end of the day, she’ll love her old flame until she’s “buried.”
Give it a listen:
You can also check out the full track list for the project below:
1. Ain’t Enough Rocks (feat. Derek Trucks)
3. Tell Her You Don’t Love Her (feat. Lucius)
4. Dear Insecurity (feat. Brandi Carlile)
5. Come Back To Me
7. She Smoked In The House
8. Up Above The Clouds – Cecilia’s Song
9. All Over Again
10. Best Ones
11. Take Mine
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