Ashley Monroe is putting her own magic on some classics on The Covers, a five-track EP available everywhere now.
Before her recent diagnosis with a rare blood cancer, Monroe began rearranging these recognizable favorites with Nashville-based artist and producer Tyler Cain. The pair finished the project just as the Grammy nominated songstress started chemo treatment earlier this year.
The Covers captures Monroe and Cain performing live on acoustic, stripped-down arrangements of guilty pleasures like “More Than Words” and “Every Breath You Take.” The Pistol Annie singer also recruited some fellow artists for the project, including Ruston Kelly on “Love Hurts” and Brittney Spencer on “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.”
“Tyler and I were just hanging at his studio and talking about our favorite songs and I said we should just film ourselves recording some of our favorite songs on Earth. The ones that make us feel better. Maybe it will help other people too. Tyler knows me and exactly the way I create and envision songs. It just seemed natural to collaborate on something that is so personal and raw in a way,” Monroe shares.
Cain has worked with Aloe Blacc, Darius Rucker, and Shaggy, and produced and written several songs in the Top 5 of the iTunes charts. As an artist, his acoustic single “Suitcase Heart”, co-written with Tiffany Goss and Ashley Campbell, has amassed over 5 million Spotify streams to date.
Over the course of three studio albums, Monroe has landed a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album, shared bills with Vince Gill and John Prine, and more in her growing list of successes.
The Covers Track List:
1. Don’t Worry Baby
2. Love Hurts (feat. Ruston Kelly)
3. Every Breath You Take
4. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (feat. Brittney Spencer)
5. More Than Words
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