Grace Potter Announces New Album “Mother Road”, Shares Title Track
American singer-songwriter Grace Potter announced her fifth solo studio album “Mother Road” would be released on August 18, 2023 via Fantasy Records.
It is her first album in four years since the 2019 album “Daylight”.
The album comprises 10-track, produced by Eric Valentine and recorded at RCA's famed Studio A in Nashville and Topangadise in Topanga, CA.
On the album, she worked with guitarist Nick Bockrath, bassist Tim Deaux, drummer Matt Musty, pedal steel guitarist Dan Kalisher, and keyboardist Benmont Tench.
Grace Potter explained about the album title, “In Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck called Route 66 the 'The Mother of all roads...the road of flight.' As I zeroed out my odometer and started west on my road trip across the US, I hoped that driving the road of flight would give me a bird's eye view of my life. But it didn't take long to realize that I was not flying; I was running away. In the solitude, I found myself smashing open the piggy bank of deeply-buried memories. Those gems of my real-life exploits spilled into my creative consciousness and emboldened me to write an album that reaches far beyond what actually happened–launching me down the alternate-reality roads of what could have happened.”
- From the album, she released the title track on May 10, 2023.
The track was written by Grace Potter and produced by Eric Valentine.
The accompanying music video was directed by Catherine Fordham, who created it like the 1994 film “Pulp Fiction” and the 1991film “Thelma & Louise”.
Photo by Emily Paige
- source : Apple Music