Grammy-nominated and CMA Award-winning songwriter Brandy Clark will release a new album in March.
The eleven track collection, Your Life Is A Record will be released on March 6.
Clark unveiled the album’s first single ‘Who You Thought I Was,’ last Friday.
Of the song, Clark shares, “The seed of the song came from something that John Prine said a couple of years ago at the Americana Awards. He walked out onstage at the Ryman and everyone stood up and clapped for what felt like five minutes.”
“When everyone sat down, he said with a little laugh, ‘Well, I’m John Prine, but I’d like to go back to being who you thought I was.’ Man…that hit me,” she continues.
“The songwriter in me instantly knew it was a song and the heart in me knew.”
“It was how I had felt in my own life many times. I mean who of us hasn’t let somebody down or wanted to be the version of ourselves that someone who loved us thought we were?”
Check out Brandy Clark’s ‘Who I Thought I Was’ Lyric Video
Produced by award winning producer Jay Joyce, the 11-track album was recorded largely as an intimate acoustic four-piece—featuring Clark, Joyce, Giles Reaves and Australian Jedd Hughes—with subsequent Memphis strings and horns layered in with arrangements by Lester Snell.
The new project was created after the dissolution of a long-term relationship, which will no doubt significantly influence the narrative of the album.
Clark is one of her generation’s most respected and celebrated songwriters and musicians.
She wrote Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Follow Your Arrow,’ Miranda Lambert’s ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ and The Band Perry’s ‘Better Dig Two.’
She also wrote Hailey Whitter’s ‘Ten Year Town,’ which was just named #2 on Rolling Stone’s 25 Best Country and Americana Songs of 2019 round up.
YOUR LIFE IS A RECORD TRACK LIST
1. I’ll Be the Sad Song
2. Long Walk
3. Love is a Fire
4. Pawn Shop
5. Who You Thought I Was
7. Bigger Boat (feat. Randy Newman)
8. Bad Car (Feat. John Osborne)
9. Who Broke Whose Heart
10. Can We Be Strangers
11. The Past is the Past