Hear Dolly Parton’s ‘Pure & Simple’ Title Track
"Pure & Simple" lives up to its name. The song is musically simple and includes some pure-country instrumentation from a mandolin and pedal steel. At its heart, "Pure & Simple" is a beautiful love song, with Parton singing about a love that is different from any she's experienced in the past.
"Other love's so complicated / Broken hearts and twisting minds," the country star muses. "Then you came, and I'm elated / So unlike the other times."
The title track of Pure & Simple is the first tune off of the upcoming album, which is set for release on Aug. 19, that Parton has shared. The self-produced project features new songs from the singer, as well as a handful of re-imagined old tracks, including "Tomorrow Is Forever," which Parton originally recorded as a duet with Porter Wagoner.
"That's a song I always loved, and I just did it as a solo," Parton tells Rolling Stone Country. "And I did a song that was actually in the Coat of Many Colors movie: "Say Forever You'll Be Mine." It was also from the Porter / Dolly days. Those two, I took and revamped and revised and re-did them in a simpler way. The rest of them are new things that I've just written."
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