GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and author LeAnn Rimes has released a new track awakening from her upcoming 18th album, god’s work, which drops on 16th September via EverLe Records via Thirty Tigers/ The Orchard. The deeply personal track, written and produced by Rimes and longtime collaborator Darrell Brown, is available to stream and download HERE.
LeAnn Rimes (Norman Seef)
Beginning with the soft undertones of a piano, awakening takes listeners on a journey of being able to drop your walls and feel mentally, physically, and spiritually awakened. One of Rimes’ favourite songs on the record, it is based on her own experience learning to navigate her ongoing depression and anxiety and getting to a place where she can be vulnerable and open up with the world through her music and her platforms.
“When I was writing this track, I was smack dab in the middle of my own awakening,” Rimes said. “I was going through this overwhelming volume of emotions, and I was really able to channel those feelings of the pain and ecstasy of the awakening and let them shine through this song. I hope when others hear this track it helps shed some light on the experience of life and the expansion and contraction of the human experience, the way it does for me.”
Check out a teaser video from the new album cut below:
The full track listing for the god’s work includes a mix of ethereal, rhythmic, and grounded songs that take each listener on their own unique journey, exploring the duality of life and recognising the light and the dark in new ways. For the new record, Rimes intentionally chose to go with an all-lowercase album title and track listing, explaining “If we’re arguing about why the ‘g’ is or isn’t capitalised, we’re missing the whole point. It’s so important for us to focus on the messages, rather than the nuances.”
Rimes is also currently in the midst of her U.S. tour the story…so far, in support of god’s work and her ongoing 25th anniversary as a recording artist. A friend of the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and contributor to his final solo record, 2019’s Get The Money, Rimes will join the massive line-up at the L.A. tribute concert for Hawkins next month.