Grammy-nominated singer Ashley Monroe has returned with a brand new single and album announcement.
The Nashville-based singer is set to release her fifth studio record, Rosegold, via Mountainrose Sparrow/Thirty Tigers on April 30, with its lead single, “Drive,” out today.
The lush synth-pop track’s unveil is also accompanied by a dreamy retro-themed music video, which captures Monroe delivering the song in her convertible, over the phone and in the vast, scenic nature.
“I had this chorus and idea when I went in to write with Mikey Reaves and Niko Moon on September 10 (my birthday),” Monroe shares in a statement. “I told them my dad/other angels always send special songs on my birthday. It didn’t take long into the session until we knew we were on to a special one. I always imagine me singing this while driving on a desert highway.”
Rosegold was co-produced by the singer alongside famed collaborators, which include Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Lady A), Mikey Reaves (Maren Morris, NeedToBreathe), Jake Mitchell (Ashley McBryde, Luke Bryan), Jordan Reynolds (Maddie & Tae, Dan + Shay), Ben West (Maddie & Tae, Lady A), and longtime producer/co-writer Tyler Cain (who co-wrote “Has Anybody Ever Told You” with her). Each of the ten songs on the album were tracked and produced one at a time, giving them the focused attention needed for perfection.
“Every move we made was instinctive,” says Monroe, “but it was also intentional. I found myself wanting to see how drastic the change from a verse to a chorus could be, or looking for places where the beat could drop out and then give you chills when it comes back in.”
Fans can pre-order Monroe’s forthcoming album HERE.
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