Editors’ Notes Born in Ravensdale, Washington, about 30 miles outside of Seattle, Brandi Carlile has expertly bridged pop-rock and Americana. In the mid-2000s, she emerged as a powerful voice with the driving, against-all-odds love song “The Story.” Her gritty but nimble pipes fuel her poignant, down-home songwriting on tunes like “The Eye,” where she howls to a troubled lover over sparse, fingerpicked guitar. The weepy strings and rolling piano of “Turpentine” are a heartbreaking backdrop for its tale about people growing apart, while “The Things I Regret” is a mighty, shuffling folk song with rousing energy. In 2018, Carlile put her finger on the pulse of America, emerging with a collection of outsider anthems, By the Way, I Forgive You. One of them was “The Joke,” a prescient song for the times about not giving in to bullies or pessimism and staying the course. Boosted by her flawless vocal performance and a heavenly string arrangement by the late Paul Buckmaster, the song earned her 2019 Grammy noms for Record and Song of the Year.

SONG
ALBUM
Redesigning Women
2:54
 
The Joke
4:39
 
Heart's Content
3:34
 
Crowded Table
3:29
 
The Story
3:58
 
Wherever is Your Heart
3:50
 
Common (feat. Brandi Carlile)
4:05
 
That Wasn't Me
3:42
 
Turpentine
2:58
 
Every Time I Hear That Song
4:01
 
If There Was No You
2:39
 
Hard Way Home
3:21
 
Party Of One (feat. Sam Smith)
4:19
 
The Things I Regret
3:26
 
What Can I Say
2:49
 
Before It Breaks
3:57
 
Have You Ever
2:32
 

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