10 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Nashville-based singer-songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires’ take on Americana is heavy on poetry and introspection. With a breathy, earnest yowl that recalls a young Dolly Parton, Shires sounds commanding on the hurts-to-love-you opener “Parking Lot Pirouette” and the playful Southern rocker “Break Out the Champagne,” while producer David Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton) shines up her more vulnerable side on “Mirror Mirror.” But the closer, “Wasn’t I Paying Attention?”, cuts the deepest: It’s a poignant song about addiction, made especially haunting by the fact that she helped her husband and collaborator Jason Isbell overcome his own related struggles.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Nashville-based singer-songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires’ take on Americana is heavy on poetry and introspection. With a breathy, earnest yowl that recalls a young Dolly Parton, Shires sounds commanding on the hurts-to-love-you opener “Parking Lot Pirouette” and the playful Southern rocker “Break Out the Champagne,” while producer David Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton) shines up her more vulnerable side on “Mirror Mirror.” But the closer, “Wasn’t I Paying Attention?”, cuts the deepest: It’s a poignant song about addiction, made especially haunting by the fact that she helped her husband and collaborator Jason Isbell overcome his own related struggles.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Filthy Fitz ,

A New Turn

Amanda Shires maybe best known for the work she’s done with her husband Jason Isbell, but Shires herself has such a unique and creative way of progressing modern genres that, I hope, it’s only a matter of time before she’s a stand out herself. Her previous work is incredible, and although this album only has one single out, she still sounds amazing and it’s one of my most anticipated albums of the year.

LindaEnfieldTanzi ,

Genius

This album gets better every time you play it. She has changed the Nashville Sound. Forever. . .

hambonehead ,

Shires-Isbell-Cobb killer combo !!!

Always have loved Amanda’s work and this is a wonderful addition. Top musicianship with great songwriting and production. Boom, top shelf. Time for some awards.

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