Music On Mondays: Week Of 10/4/21


Brandi Carlile’s new album “In These Silent Days”

Reflecting on the album, Carlile shares, “Never before have the twins and I written an album during a time of such uncertainty and quiet solitude. I never imagined that I’d feel so exposed and weird as an artist without the armor of a costume, the thrill of an applause and the platform of the sacred stage. Despite all this, the songs flowed through—pure and unperformed, loud and proud, joyful and mournful. Written in my barn during a time of deep and personal reckoning.There’s plenty reflection…but mostly it’s a celebration. This album is what drama mixed with joy sounds like. It’s resistance and gratitude, righteous anger and radical forgiveness. It’s the sound of these silent days.”

Annabel Gutherz’s new album “Loose Ends”

It’s a comforting record that cathartically encapsulates life’s unfinished moments: “Many times in my life, I was unable to get closure. Instead, I was left to bear the weight of the words I never said and the inescapable memories that tethered me to my past, suspending time. Understanding my need to let go of these ‘loose ends,’ I turned to song,” Annabel says.

Megan Knight’s new single “Hard Way To Go”

She was initially inspired after listening to “Ohio” by Neil Young. “The tuning of that song had ideas flowing right off the bat,” she recalls. “Lyrically, the song tells of my life on the road and sacrifices I’ve made since a child to pursue my dreams in this industry. It’s definitely not an easy business to get into but no matter what it’s taken, I’ve always felt I’d do anything to be able to follow my dreams.”

Emily Scott Robinson’s new single “Let ‘Em Burn”

Reflecting on the video, Robinson shares, “Cal and Aly had a beautiful vision, to film the video for this song in a Tennessee riverbed. It created a gorgeous and dark intimacy for the song,” and continues, “This song is for anyone who ever built a life they felt trapped in. For every person locked in their own cage, swallowing their desperation and disappointment, wondering if they have the courage to ask for what they really want.”

Stella Prince’s new single “The Rain Might Fall”

“The Rain Might Fall” paints the picture of what it’s like to wait for change, a dream that time can suddenly move so quickly and everything can be changed forever. The thunder is the energy that knows what’s going to happen next, and you have to trust that it’s all knowing and the intuition that something’s about to happen before the storm. “The motivation behind writing this song was the fact that none of us know what’s going to happen next,” shared Stella Prince. “Something I’m constantly frustrated with, the idea of not knowing what my life will look like.”

Jess Kellie Adams’ new video for “Saving Grace”

About the song, Jess said that “‘Saving Grace’ is a testament to the power of a love that never gives up no matter how hard life gets. “We have all been there at some point in our lives: struggling to find the light at the end of the tunnel when suddenly a saving grace appears and awakens us to a greater purpose. When someone listens to my music, I want them to feel inspired, strong, loved, and welcomed into the JKA family. I want them to have a smile of relief because they know we share similar stories and so do so many others in the audience as well.

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