The new album, which was co-produced by Kelly and longtime collaborator Jarrad K and recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios in upstate New York, documents Kelly’s journey through maintaining his sobriety and dealing with his past. He addresses these experiences and setbacks with unvarnished honesty, grace and conviction in the 13 new songs including the stirring track, “Brave.”
“Making this record definitely taught me that I don’t want to be selfish: I want to channel something larger than myself and give myself to the process as fully as possible, because these songs also become the story of whoever hears them,” said Kelly. “Whatever someone might get out of listening to this record and hearing me express myself in this way, it’s completely theirs.”
Kelly gets some help from his father Tim “TK” Kelly on steel guitar and backing vocals on the new album, which also includes special guests Gena Johnson, Abby Kelly and Kacey Musgraves on background vocals.
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