Shelby Lynne opts for the "Tears, Lies, and Alibis"
Thursday, January 14, 2010
– Shelby Lynne will release her next album, "Tears, Lies, And Alibis," on her own newly founded label, Everso, on April 20.
The 10 songs, all written and produced by Lynne, follows 2008's "Just a Little Lovin'," a lush, pop collection paying tribute to Dusty Springfield that was produced by Phil Ramone.
"I've made records for 20 years and never been more excited," said Lynne, who has released 10 studio albums in that period, including her 2000 breakthrough, "I Am Shelby Lynne. "I finally have the creative control I've
"Shelby has always been a true original," said Ron Spaulding, President of Fontana, which will distribute the CD. "She stands atop the list of innovative songwriters and soulful vocalists. 'Tears, Lies, And Alibis' is a stunning and true revelation by one of the world's most insightful and unpredictable artists. The entire Fontana family is thrilled to be part of the next chapter in an already critically-acclaimed career."
Rains Came, the album's first song and lead single, inspired by a rare storm in the Southern California desert where she resides. As the rain fell one Sunday morning, Lynne resisted the impulse to go outside and stand in it and grabbed a pen instead. "The dark side of me seems to like how it feels when it's pouring," she sings.
Recording initially at her home studio in Rancho Mirage, Cal., she flew to Nashville for sessions at The Rendering Plant.
"I enlisted a couple of the Swampers from Muscle Shoals - David Hood (bass) and Spooner Oldham (Wurlitzer, Rhodes) - and Rick Reed (drums), Bryan Owings (drums, percussion) and Kenny Malone (drums, percussion), who had played on my very first record," said Lynne. "Dave Jacques, one of the best upright bass players in Nashville, can be heard on Like A Fool, as can Mark Jordan, who plays the haunting piano solo." (The song was already tapped for an episode of the Lifetime series "Army Wives" that Lynne appeared in. She made her acting debut in Walk the Line, released in 2005.)
Lynne will be touring in support of "Tears, Lies, And Alibis." Dates will be announced shortly.
1. Rains Came
2. Like A Fool
3. Why Didn't You Call Me
5. Something To Be Said
6. Family Tree
7. Loser Dreamer
8. Old #7
9. Old Dog
10. Home Sweet Home
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