Alice Wallace Releases Ethereal Single “Letting It Go” & Announces New LP

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Alice Wallace has announced her forthcoming LP, Here I Am, out June 28 via Mule Kick Records, with the release of lead single “Letting It Go.” The song is about processing and moving on from the things that have hurt you deeply. “The older I get, the more I realize how often I have hung onto past hurts, and how much it affects me,” says Wallace. “This song was very cathartic to write – letting go of the past leaves room for all the good things still to come.” 

The album’s title hints at her deeply personal, confessional songwriting style, one that invites the listener to gaze at her beating heart as each intimate secret pours out, propelled by a powerful, expressive delivery that marks her as one of the true vocal talents of her generation. 

Here I Am marks a return to themes of self-examination after several collections that featured predominantly story songs. “I needed to make a record that was really true to myself, both for me and for my fans who have encouraged me in ways I am so grateful for,” she explains. “Songs are how I process. And writing this album helped me process so much of what has happened in the last few years.”

Wallace moved to Nashville four years ago after more than a decade in southern California, and Here I Am is the first of her albums to be recorded in true Music City style, backed by a lineup of world-class musicians and recorded in two whirlwind days with no rehearsal. Produced by Nick Buda (Taylor Swift, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton), the album features some of the most talented musicians Nashville has to offer. In addition to Buda on drums, the record features GRAMMY-winning guitarist Kenny Greenberg (Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Hayes Carll), bassist Ted Pecchio (Doyle Bramhall II, Susan Tedeschi), and keyboardist Jimmy Wallace (The Wallflowers). 

Album opener and standout “Imposter” is about the fear of her own self-doubt coming to light; themes of love wind through tracks like “Bonfire,” written with Melody Walker, inspired by a romantic heartbreak, and “Looking,” written with Eliot Bronson, which focuses on the search for love and uses a more modern metaphorical device – one that’s ever-present in Wallace’s hand. “Maybe the reason I haven’t found that elusive love of my life is because I walk around looking at my phone all day and am not paying enough attention to what’s around me,” she explains. 

Other tracks like “Fireflies” touch on Wallace’s move to Nashville, the idea of leaning into pain while finding joy is explored in “Dancin’ to the Beat of My Heartbreak,” she laments on not trusting her intuition in “I Was Wrong,” and celebrates the interconnectedness of the natural world with title track “Here I Am.”

Wallace was named 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year by the California Country Awards and her voice has been called “a powerful natural occurrence… an awe-striking wonder” (Saving Country Music). She previously released four solo albums, the latest of which, 2019’s Into the Blue, earned recognition from Rolling Stone Country with the title track being named one of the Best Americana Songs to Hear Now, followed by Lucky Break via Side Pony, a duo project with friend Caitlin Cannon that took the pair across the United States and Europe.

“This is an album about reclaiming myself–as an artist, as a woman, and as a person navigating a world that is beautiful and confusing and harsh,” says Wallace. Since releasing her last LP, Wallace’s life has changed immensely – a cross-country move, a career unexpectedly halted in 2020, falling in love more deeply than before, and being heartbroken more painfully than she ever knew she could be. “All of those changes gave me a chance to examine myself in ways I never had. This album covers a spectrum of emotion I haven’t been brave enough to share on an album before,” she continues. “This is album is me.”

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Here I Am Tracklist

I Was Wrong
When This Song Ends
Dancin’ to the Beat of My Heartbreak
Better Than This
Here I Am
Letting It Go
I Love the Way

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