Michelle Branch Releases New Single "Loud Music"
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:19:48
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Singer-songwriter Michelle Branch has released her first pop music single, titled "Loud Music," in six years! She enjoyed a very successful detour in the country world. "Loud Music" is the first taste of her new record, titled West Coast Time, which is due for release on Reprise Records later this summer. It is Branch's first solo album in eight years, as well. Branch is back!
Take a listen to the song here. It is certainly "loud" for Branch, who is known for her dreamy pop compositions. This is a song that reaches for the rafters and fills the room with its lush instrumentation. We can't stop listening to it, since it's so big and bold, but retains Branch's signature melodic touch. She has stepped away from spare instrumentation and filled the song with lots of layers of sound.
Watch the lyric video for "Loud Music" here.
So, yes, Branch makes a return to her pop roots with "Loud Music." The 27-year-old Arizona native launched her career in 2001 with her debut album The Spirit Room, which went multi-Platinum and produced three substantial hit singles: "Everywhere," "All You Wanted" and "Goodbye to You." Branch's reputation as a young musical artist with grown-up talent was further solidified in 2002 when she teamed up with Santana to record "The Game of Love," which became an international smash and won a Grammy Award for "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals."
In 2003, Branch released the Platinum-selling Hotel Paper, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard chart and spawned the Grammy-nominated hit single "Are You Happy Now?" After winding down from a headlining world tour supporting that album, Branch took some time off to get married and give birth to her first child. She then formed country-pop duo The Wreckers with friend Jessica Harp and enjoyed her first country smash with 2006's gold album Stand Still, Look Pretty -- a collaboration that was nominated for three ACM awards, a CMA award and a Grammy. The popularity of The Wreckers helped establish Branch as a fixture on country radio, thanks to such winning country tracks as the No. 1 smash "Leave the Pieces" and the Top Ten hit "My, Oh My." This girl has talent and can cross genres in a way that most pop artists can't!
"I'm so excited about this new record," says Branch. "I can't wait for my fans to hear my new stuff. Having worked primarily with acoustic instrumentation on my last record, I really wanted to play around with new sounds, synthesizers and programming. It's going to be a blast to play live."
On July 7th, Branch will hit the road with The Goo Goo Dolls for a summer-long tour. Please see below for all dates.
On July 12th, Branch will perform God Bless America during the 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Phoenix, AZ, airing on Fox.
All shows are with The Goo Goo Dolls unless denoted by *:
07/07 Muskegon, MI Heritage Landing
07/09 Onamia, MN Grand Casino Mille Lacs
07/13 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
07/15 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah's
07/16 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
07/17 Rochester Hills, MI Meadowbrook Amphitheater
07/19 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
07/20 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre
07/22 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/23 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Casino and Resort
07/24 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
07/26 Vienna, VA The Filene Center
07/27 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
07/29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/30 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07/31 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts CE
08/02 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater
08/03 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheatre
08/05 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
08/06 Orlando, FL The Plaza Theatre*
08/07 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/09 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
08/10 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
08/12 Memphis, TN Live at the Garden
08/13 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Live
08/14 Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/17 Denver, CO 1st Bank Amphitheatre
08/18 Park City, UT Deer Valley Ski Resort
08/20 Mammoth Lakes, CA Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
08/21 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
08/24 Lancaster, CA Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
08/25 Reno, NV Summit Pavilion
08/27 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre