Michelle Branch sprouts first solo album in six years

07.28.09 8 years ago

Following her successful foray into country music as one-half of the distaff duo The Wreckers, Michelle Branch is set to return with her first solo album in six years.

She may no longer be recording with Wreckers crewmate Jessica Harp, but Nashville is where she gets her mail these days. Appropriatelty, the album will come out on Reprise/Warner Bros. Nashville this fall. First single, “Sooner or Later” is available  via iTunes today.

“Everything Comes and Goes” was produced by John Leventhal and longtime Branch collaborator John Shanks. The title track is about the dissolution of The Wreckers.

“I was on the bus that night and I couldn’t sleep,” Branch said in a statement. “That’s when I wrote ‘Everything Comes And Goes’ which was the first song I had written by myself in two years. Sitting in the tour bus at five in the morning with the sun coming up and having written that song – that was the start of me saying, ‘That’s it. I’m making my own record next, and that doesn’t have to be a sad thing.’ I’ve always been kind of a control freak, so it was actually nice remembering I could write on my own.”

The album includes a duet with Dwight Yoakam called “Long Goodbye.”

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