Ashley Monroe Reveals ‘Sparrow’ Tracklist and Cover Art
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe announced that her fourth full-length release, Sparrow, would be arriving on April 20, and now she's revealed both the album cover and full track list for the project.
Produced by Dave Cobb, the album has songwriting assists from some of Monroe's most talented friends, including Anderson East and fellow Pistol Annie Angaleena Presley. Monroe shared the cover—a moody, retro-feeling profile portrait—and explained in an Instagram post that the songs on the record were "written from the most honest part of my soul."
It's not a surprise the album deals with deep honesty, as Monroe said its themes emerged as she was working through a lot of childhood trauma that derived from her father's death and its aftermath.
"I was unpacking a lot of stuff," Monroe states in a press release. "I was singing, and identifying what it's like to be left. No one told me what I should do, back then, when the world started to crumble."
Additionally, Monroe worked on the album while pregnant with her first child, so was approaching it completely substance-free.
She's released two songs from Sparrow to date: The sultry "Hands on You" and lush, wistful "Paying Attention."
Monroe also posted a new Instagram shot of herself and her fellow Pistol Annies, Presley and Miranda Lambert, on Mar. 11. The trio are rumored to be working on music, with Lambert dropping various hints over the past few months alluding to something in the works.
Sparrow Track List:
- “Orphan” (Ashley Monroe, Gordie Sampson, Paul Moak)
- “Hard On A Heart” (Monroe, Blu Sanders, Moak)
- “Hands On You” (Monroe, Jon Randall)
- “Mother’s Daughter” (Monroe, Brendan Benson, Ryan Beaver)
- “Rita” (Monroe, Nicolle Galyon, Moak)
- “Wild Love” (Monroe, Waylon Payne, Brendan Benson)
- “This Heaven” (Anderson East, Ashley Monroe, Aaron Raitiere)
- “I’m Trying To” (Monroe, Kassi Ashton, Randall)
- “She Wakes Me Up (Rescue Me)” (Monroe, Payne, Moak)
- “Paying Attention” (Monroe, Payne, Benson)
- “Daddy I Told You” (Monroe, Angaleena Presley, Josh O’Keefe)
- “Keys To The Kingdom” (Monroe, Payne)
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