Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Michelle Branch has debuted her behind the scenes music video on Refinery29 for her latest single "Best You Ever" off of her upcoming album,
due April 7th via Verve Records. The single is currently available for download at iTunes and to stream at Spotify and Apple Music. The album is available for pre-order
at Amazon, iTunes, and pre-save at Spotify.
Her much anticipated fourth studio album Hopeless Romantic produced by Patrick Carney(The Black Keys) and Gus Seyffert (Beck, Norah Jones, Sia), weaves a tale of love both lost and found. "A lot of these songs are about heartbreak, but knowing that it doesn't mean the end of the world. It just means letting go and moving on and knowing that you're going to be okay," says Branch. "This is my first real-life autobiographical record."
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Michelle Branch will release her highly anticipated fourth studio album Hopeless Romantic on April 7, 2017, through
Verve Records. This is her first solo project since her Grammy-nominated 2003 album Hotel Paper.
Primarily recorded in Los Angeles, and produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) and Gus Seyffert (Beck, Norah Jones, Sia), Hopeless Romantic weaves a tale of love both lost and found. “A lot of these songs are about heartbreak, but knowing that it doesn’t mean the end of the world. It just means letting go and moving on and knowing that you’re going to be okay,” says Michelle. “This is my first real-life autobiographical record.”
Stand-outs include the first single “Hopeless Romantic,” “Fault Line,” which was co-written by Michelle and Morgan Kibby from M83, and “City”— a song about having the courage to walk away and start over. “Keith Jeffery from Atlas Genius sings this with me,” Michelle says. “He was on tour in London when I was working there. I wrote it one morning and asked him to come and sing on the demo later that day.”
Michelle and her band, (Patrick Carney on drums and husband and wife duo, Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley from indie pop band Tennis) performed tracks from the upcoming album to a sold-out crowd of industry professionals at the Bowery Electric in New York City on January 25th.
Michelle was 17 when she signed with Maverick Records. The label had heard her independently released album Broken Bracelet and was impressed by her obvious songwriting talent, powerful vocal delivery, and precocious guitar chops at a time when many young female artists were singing other people’s songs.
In 2001, Michelle released The Spirit Room, which sold two million copies thanks to the catchy, heartfelt hits “Everywhere” and “All You Wanted”. She followed it up with 2003’s Hotel Paper, which became Michelle’s second platinum-selling disc spawning the Grammy nominated hit single “Are You Happy Now?”. In that same year she won a Grammy for singing on Carlos Santana’s “The Game of Love”. In 2006, Michelle found success with modern-country duo The Wreckers, whose debut Stand Still, Look Pretty was praised by critics.
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