Bowen * Young, the husband and wife duo of Clare Bowen and Brandon Robert Young, are set to release their self-titled debut album in early 2023. The pair shared a first taste of what’s to come with the dark, mid-tempo rocker, “Skeletons,” written by Bowen, Young, and Amie Miriello.
“We instantly loved it because it spoke to us on such a personal level, and we knew it would speak to so many other people for a myriad of reasons,” recalls Bowen. “We knew we had to write it.”
“We all have our own version of the past—heartbreak and demons,” Young adds. “When you find your person, you love them for all of who they are.”
The two first came together in 2013 when Young was a last-minute replacement for Bowen’s duet partner during her first solo set at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Since then, Bowen spent time on the show Nashville and performing off-screen with artists such as Vince Gill, Zac Brown Band, and more. Meanwhile, Young has spent a decade touring with John Hiatt and collaborating with Emmylou Harris, Colin Linden, and Mikky Ekko. Now, the two are gearing up to release their debut, collaboration project.
Fans can also catch Young at this week’s AmericanaFest at a panel discussion today (Sept. 15) on “Music and the Mind: Musicians and Mental Health Post Pandemic.”