Nashville singer-songwriter Michaela Anne will release her new album Desert Dove on 27th September 2019.
The album is her first with Yep Roc Records and the single By Our Design is available now. Desert Dove is the follow-up to Bright Lights and the Fame. Watch the video for By Our Design:
Desert Dove was recorded in San Clemente, CA with producers Sam Outlaw and Delta Spirit’s Kelly Winrich. The album includes guitarist Brian Whelan (Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale), fiddler Kristin Weber (Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price), and drummers Mark Stepro (Ben Kweller, Butch Walker) and Daniel Bailey (Everest, Father John Misty).
“This record, for me, highlights the gray area, the nuance of emotional life and relationships that seems to be harder to convey in today’s modes of communication and limited attention spans: short excerpts on Instagram or Twitter paragraphs,” says Michaela Anne. “Nothing is black and white, solely good or bad. Who we are, how we live, how we love, what we desire or reject, it’s all full of contradictions and confusions. I wanted to explore that through my songs with care, depth, reality as well as light-heartedness, fun and fantasy.”
The album has a a sharp feminine perspective, dealing out wisdom, confidence, and sass with authority and maturity.
“When I got to Nashville, I was told the ‘rules’ of songwriting,” Michaela recounts. “I was informed that a woman in a country song can never be the victim, but she can also never be the perpetrator. That’s not real life. As a woman, sometimes you’re everything all at once, and I wanted to write about those real experiences.”
Michaela grew up around the US and in Europe. As a child of a military family some of her homes have included Washington, California and Italy.
Fans can see Michaela on her upcoming US dates:
7/3 – The Rooster’s Wife – Aberdeen, NC
7/4 – Red, White & Blue Festival – Greenville, SC
7/5 – The Kraken – Chapel Hill, NC
7/6 – Festival for the Eno – Durham, NC
8/1-2 – Mile of Music – Appleton, WI
9/10-25 – Americana Music Fest – Nashville, TN