Amanda Shires Shares Airy New Single, ‘Leave It Alone’ [LISTEN]
After announcing the upcoming release of a new album, To the Sunset, Amanda Shires has shared the work's first single. Readers can press play above to hear "Leave It Alone."
"Leave It Alone" is a dreamy song about the intoxicating physicality that comes along with being in love. Backed by a steady beat and electronic-leaning touches, Shires' airy voice sings about the passion between her and her partner: "Oh, let the night start unfolding / Get to the part where the space between us closes / Where we lean into the gold-blue sky of morning / With the words we can’t find like bees inside us swarming / I can’t leave it alone."
To the Sunset follows Shires' 2016 solo release, My Piece of Land. She was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2017 Americana Music Awards.
A Texas native, Shires also plays with her husband, Jason Isbell, as part of his band, the 400 Unit (and he plays with her as well); Isbell and company released the Grammys-nominated album The Nashville Sound in 2017 and the couple recently joined John Prine for a track on his album The Tree of Forgiveness. Shires has also worked and performed with Devotchka, Justin Townes Earle and Chris Isaak, among others.
To the Sunset, Shires' fifth studio album, will be released Aug. 3. "Leave It Alone" is available for download on iTunes now.
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