Courtney Marie Andrews Readies New Album “Old Flowers”
NOTE: This release has been moved from June 5th to July 24th.
Courtney Marie Andrews is quickly becoming one of the most cherished songbirds of our generation. With a beautiful warbling voice, and and a wonderful talent for composing songs for it, she won the UK Americana International Artist of the Year in 2018, and has become one of the most sought after performers in the folk/Americana realm.
Courtney Marie will be returning with her latest record called Old Flowers via Fat Possum Records, and though Andrews has been by playing more electric guitar and exploring the soul side of her influences on recent tours, this record promises to go in a significantly different direction.
Old Flowers will only feature three players total, including Courtney. Joining her is Twain’s Matthew Davidson on bass, guitar, and keys, and Big Thief’s James Krivchenia on drums and percussion. That’s all. The new album was produced by Andrew Sarlo who’s worked with Big Thief and others in the past.
“Before we got to the studio, we agreed to prioritize making this record as cathartic and minimal as possible—focusing on Courtney’s voice and her intention behind the songs,” says Andrew Sarlo. “Because of this, the record is all about performance. I believe a great recording is the chemistry between everything during basics and the ability to feel something happening instead of obsessing over the perfect take. Courtney embraced this approach and we ended up with a raw, natural, and human record.”
You can certainly hear this approach in the new Courtney Marie Andrews song , “If I Told” (listen below). Very stripped down but still full-bodied in emotion, everything revolves around the voice and story of Courtney. Listening to a whole record with this approach could make for a very unique experience.
Leaving home at 16-years-old to become a busking musician up and down the West Coast, Courtney Marie Andrews eventually made a name for herself by impressing artists like Jimmy Eat World and Ryan Adams, and singing backup on some impressive stages as she toured the country.
Old Flowers is now available for pre-order.
1 – Burlap String
2 – Guilty
3 – If I Told
4 – Together Or Alone
5 – Carnival Dream
6 – Old Flowers
7 – Break The Spell
8 – It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault
9 – How You Get Hurt
10 – Ships In The Night
March 23, 2020 @ 8:35 am
Truly beautiful voice.
March 23, 2020 @ 8:58 am
Yep. She is brilliant. Already have it on pre-order. Maybe she will do same as Phoebe Hunt and release it early. Highly thought of here in U.K. and Ireland.
March 23, 2020 @ 9:53 am
I love the music of Norah Jones.
Courtney Marie has that same vibe, for me.
A great voice
March 23, 2020 @ 2:36 pm
Am I the only one who has a hard time with her voice?
March 24, 2020 @ 3:41 am
Wilson Pick It
March 28, 2020 @ 3:48 pm
You’re not alone
March 23, 2020 @ 3:39 pm
I don’t know if it’s Canada, but I hear a little aspiration toward Joni Mitchell in this and other things Andrews has recorded. Here is Joni in 1969: https://tinyurl.com/rhnkkvk. Same haircut, something similar in the vocal, but obviously a different approach to word and music. Andrews could be a little more adventurous with both.
March 23, 2020 @ 8:24 pm
Haven’t listened to but one song on this record but did listen to a couple of the songs on her last record and it sounded like the second coming of Linda Ronstadt. Would think that she has to be among this woman’s major musical influences.
March 24, 2020 @ 1:06 am
A few years ago she sang Townes Van Zandt´s “I´ll be here in the morning” for BBC Radio Scotland, and it is stunningly beautiful.
March 24, 2020 @ 1:51 am
Love her. I’m from Sweden, and she’s been here so many times that I started feel she is Swedish. 🙂
While waiting for the album here is something to watch. https://youtu.be/dKaC7E2n5nw?t=6314
March 24, 2020 @ 7:05 am
I love this
Cool Lester Smooth
March 24, 2020 @ 8:01 am
Ahhh, she’s so good.
Saw her in a tiny club in Boston, a couple years back, and she brought the house down.
March 24, 2020 @ 3:43 pm
Finally some good news.
March 24, 2020 @ 5:59 pm
Glad to hear that one of my favorite folxy ladies has hooked up with my favorite band (fronted by another folxy lady favorite).
March 25, 2020 @ 12:45 am
i’m a fan . and yes…her enunciation is problematic in places , I agree.
this song has an OK vibe but its flat out boring .
sometimes songs are recorded before they are ‘ finished ‘ ….and they sound like that , if you are being completely honest with your assessment . but if that doesn’t matter to you you’re in luck cuz there’s lots of unfinished songs out there .
her last records haven’t had that issue , IMO .