Sunny Sweeney Reveals Cover and Single for New Album
The title of the album, which hits stores Aug. 5, comes in part from the emotions provoked within Sweeney during the process of creating the album, including the end of her first marriage.
"I have been in situations and have been in relationships where I feel like I'm being provoked, where I'm like, 'Well, that was kind of sh---y, but at least I do get a song out of it,'" she tells Rolling Stone Country. "I also know that I'm a teeny tiny bit of a sh-- starter, so to speak. Not in a mean way, but if something needs to be said I'll be the one to say it. It's not always pretty but sometimes things need to be said."
Sweeney wrote on all but two of the album's 13 tracks, including the first single, 'My Bed,' which she penned with Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe. The song is a duet with Will Hoge, and the lyrics speak to the hard end of a relationship.
"I was married to someone else and there were obvious issues and stuff and it just didn't work," she says. "Even being the one that wanted the divorce, I was still so torn up over it. I still did my shows and I still wrote a bunch of songs during that time, but it was the most emotionally draining thing I've ever been through."
'Provoked' is available for pre-order from Amazon.