Ashley Monroe is a busy artist, among surprising the crowd at Miranda Lambert shows with a Pistol Annies reunion and welcoming her new baby into the world, Monroe has made time to write and record her fourth studio album, Sparrow.
Ashley Monroe's Album Sparrow
The twelve-track album was produced by Dave Cobb and will come out on April 20th. Perhaps we're most excited for “Daddy I Told You," which was cowritten by fellow Pistol Annies member, Angaleena Presley.
The lead-single from the album, “Hands on You," is out now and has received amazing praise from many of Monroe's closest friends and idols, like Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Angaleena Presley, and many more.
The steamy and breathtaking music video for “Hands on You" is also already out. Rolling Stone describes the track as “a thickly sensual song that puts the singer in smoke-filled Amy Winehouse territory." Watch it for yourself below:
Monroe was certain that she wanted to work with Dave Cobb on the album, “I knew I wanted to work with Dave. All of his records are consistently awesome and classic, timeless, old and new all in one."
We can't wait to hear the full album on April 20. See the track list for Sparrow below, as well as a behind-the-scenes photo of what happens after writing a hit song.
Hardcore recording meant hardcore celebrating at Applebee's after. I'm almost as happy as I was in this picture to share a little sneak peak of a song tomorrow... pic.twitter.com/mQv57FXbyh— Ashley Monroe (@ashleymonroe) February 18, 2018
Sparrow track list:
- Orphan (Monroe, Gordie Sampson, Paul Moak)
- Hard on a Heart (Monroe, Blu Sanders, Moak)
- Hands on You (Monroe, Jon Randall)
- Mother's Daughter (Monroe, Brendan Benson, Ryan Beaver)
- Rita (Monroe, Nicole Galyon, Moak)
- Wild Love (Monroe, Waylon Payne, Benson)
- This Heaven (Anderson East, Monroe, Aaron Raitiere)
- I'm Trying To (Monroe, Kassi Ashton, Randall)
- She Wakes Me Up (Rescue Me) (Monroe, Payne, Moak)
- Paying Attention (Monroe, Payne, Benson)
- Daddy I Told You (Monroe, Angaleena Presley, Josh O'Keefe)
- Keys to the Kingdom (Monroe, Payne)