Multi-Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jennifer Nettles has announced that she will be expanding her musical versatility with a new album that defies genres and includes a collection of American Songbook classics. Nettles’ album, Always Like New, will be available June 25 via Concord Records on CD, vinyl, and digital.
Teaming up with Grammy and Tony Award-winning orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, best known for his work on Broadway’s critically acclaimed shows Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and In the Heights, Nettles has reimagined, arranged, and produced beloved songs from the stage while also infusing her signature sound. Through this album, Nettles hopes to give these timeless works of art a new context and meaning in our current landscape.
“As a child who grew up in musical theatre, this album feels like a homecoming to me. I savored every note of singing and arranging these songs with Alex Lacamoire. It is thrilling to be able to celebrate this amazing songwriting with arrangements and vocals that allow them to be rediscovered anew,” says Nettles.
Executive produced by Adam Zotovich (Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, An American in Paris), this project spans classics from “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” (Oklahoma) and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” (My Fair Lady) to contemporary favorites including “You Will Be Found” (Dear Evan Hansen), “Wait for It” (Hamilton) and “It All Fades Away” featuring Brandi Carlile (The Bridges Of Madison County).
Always Like New is available for pre-order and digital pre-save now, and the lead single “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat” is also available to stream.
Always Like New Track List:
1. Wouldn’t It Be Loverly from My Fair Lady
2. Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ from The Boat from Guys and Dolls
3. Wait For It from Hamilton
4. Almost Like Being In Love from Brigadoon
5. It All Fades Away featuring Brandi Carlile from The Bridges Of Madison County
6. There’s A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute from Barnum
7. Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’ from Oklahoma!
8. Anyone Can Whistle from Anyone Can Whistle
9. You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen
10. Tomorrow from Annie