Ashley Monroe Announces Fifth Album With Lead Single, ‘Drive’

Watch the dreamlike music video for "Drive!"

Written by Jeremy Chua
Ashley Monroe Announces Fifth Album With Lead Single, ‘Drive’
Ashley Monroe; Photo Credit: Alexa King

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.

Rosegold tracklist:
1) Siren
2) Silk
3) Gold
4) See
5) Drive
6) Flying
7) Groove
8) ‘Til It Breaks
9) I Mean It
10) The New Me