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Sparrow

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“How does the sparrow know more than I?” asks Ashley Monroe on “Orphan,” the gorgeous, introspective opener to her fourth album Sparrow. Truth is, the delicate little bird has a lot more in common with Monroe, and this record, than meets the eye. Small, powerful and vigilant, sparrows are known to represent triumph over suffering: and that’s what the songs of Sparrow are about, too. Stories of rising above tragedy and seeing the light when it would have been far easier to embrace the darkness. “To me this record is about acknowledging past hurt, forgiveness and freedom to move forward,” Monroe says.

After releasing her Grammy-nominated LP The Blade in 2015, she started writing songs that realized themselves in unexpected ways – nudged loose after working through trauma and turmoil from her childhood. “I was unpacking a lot of stuff,” she says. “I was singing, and identifying what it’s like to be left. No one told me what I should do, back then, when the world started to crumble.”

Monroe lost her father when she was young, and the experience was a challenging road for her and her mother, both grappling with their new roles in the world in his absence. And through the songs of Sparrow, produced by Dave Cobb, Monroe tuned these experiences into moody, orchestral masterpieces that explore all sides of a fully formed woman unashamed of her scars – the maternal tendencies, the childlike wonder, the sultry moments behind closed doors.

Working with some of her closest collaborators, like Brendan Benson and Waylon Payne, Monroe recorded Sparrow with Cobb in the legendary RCA Studio A while she was pregnant with her son. “I felt powerful,” she says. “I wasn’t puffing, I wasn’t drinking wine, I was just singing.” Laced together with lush strings, and evocative, echoing guitar sounds as much Chris Isaac as they are Glen Campbell, these songs transcend genre, always anchored in Monroe’s crystal-clear twang. While “Hands on You” is dangerously romantic, “This Heaven” has a delicate touch of Motown groove, and the piano ballad “Daddy I Told You” is a heartbreaking country ode to her dearly departed. Cobb, known for his work with Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile and Sturgill Simpson, helped guide Monroe to let her voice, and her words, do the leading.

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Sparrow CD Bundle

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This unique CD bundle comes with the below:

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Sparrow LP Bundle

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✺ A copy of Sparrow on Vinyl

✺ 18 × 24 Sparrow Poster

Please Note: The anticipated vinyl release date is May 18, 2018, however vinyl production schedules often encounter delays. We’ll notify customers if there are any changes to the anticipated release date.

✓Digital download of the album

Sparrow Deluxe CD Bundle

Sparrow Deluxe CD Bundle
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✺ A CD copy of Sparrow

✺ Your choice of Sparrow Ringer Tee (juniors fit) or Wild Love T-Shirt (unisex fit)

✺ Limited Edition 7” Vinyl (Side A: “Orphan” (LIVE) and Side B: “Keys To The Kingdom” (LIVE))

Please Note: Vinyl production schedules often encounter delays. We’ll notify customers if there are any changes to the anticipated release date.

✓Digital download

Sparrow Deluxe LP Bundle

Sparrow Deluxe LP Bundle
$38.99
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✺ A copy of Sparrow on Vinyl

✺ Your choice of Sparrow Ringer Tee (juniors fit) or Wild Love T-Shirt (unisex fit)

✺ Limited Edition 7” Vinyl (Side A: “Orphan” (LIVE) and Side B: “Keys To The Kingdom” (LIVE))

Please Note: The anticipated vinyl release date is May 18, 2018, however vinyl production schedules often encounter delays. We’ll notify customers if there are any changes to the anticipated release date.

✓Digital download

Sparrow on CD

Sparrow on CD
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✺ A CD copy of Sparrow

✓Digital download

Sparrow on Vinyl

Sparrow on Vinyl
$19.98
19.98
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✺ A copy of Sparrow on Vinyl

Please Note: Vinyl production schedules often encounter delays. We’ll notify customers if there are any changes to the anticipated release date.

✓Digital download

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