Crystal Bowersox is set to release her next album, Alive. Recorded at the Kitchen Sink Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The American Idol season 9 runner-up will release her first live set on June 16.
Fans can download two songs, “The Ride” and “Until Then” when pre-ordering Alive at iTunes.
Watch the official videos for both songs right here.
The Ride (Behind the Scenes)
Check out a blurb describing the new album, excerpted the official press announcement.
Drawing on her various influences to make the kind of music that resonates with her spirit,Alive is both tender and tough, rough yet polished, encompassing many genres without falling neatly into one category. When describing the album, Bowersox says it is the trust music she has released to date, thanks in part to the team of musicians comprising the “chosen family” she tours with, their talents spread throughout the album. Guitarist David DePrest shares songwriting credits on the down-but-certainly-not-out “A Broken Wing,” as well as “Let Me Walk Away.” Bowersox’s live set addresses each of her influences, whether it be through “The Ride,” with its fury of blues-driven energy, “Marlboro Man” and its cinematic look inside an ill-fated love with a wannabe cowboy, the sweet, mandolin-tinged “Mine All Mine,” or the soulful “He Calls Me Angel” and its roadmap to unconditional love. The set closes with Bowersox’s lively take on Kris Kristofferson’s classic “Me & Bobby McGee,” a Bowersox fan favorite.
Bowersox hopes that Alive gives listeners something to take with them on their own journey, so that they, too, can feel truly alive. Not only is the title a play on words, representing the rawness of the tracks, but it pertains to the place where Crystal currently is in her life: a place of joy, fulfillment, and stability for her and her eight year old son.
Crystal Bowersox – “A Broken Wing”
Crystal performs “A Broken Wing” another cut from Alive, at Epiphone Headquarters.