Riley Clemmons has announced that her third studio album, Church Pew, will be released on Sept. 22 via Capitol Christian Music Group, and released the title track on Friday (July 14). The 11-track album, co-produced with Jeff Pardo, marks Clemmons’ first credit as Executive Producer as well as a season of self-discovery and reflection after burnout and depression. The resulting body of work follows that journey and demonstrates who she is at her core.
“It feels as though my entire life has been leading up to the creation of this record,” she shares. “With that said, this album was born from the lowest and toughest point in my life thus far. During an ongoing battle with depression and anxiety and navigating what felt like a true identity crisis, I took a step back from music and creating to live life.
“I was able to pause long enough to rediscover what I loved and resonated with sonically and lyrically, as I began to allow myself the space to naturally evolve, change and grow. Church Pew sounds and feels like my DNA. I’m ready and excited for everyone to hear this new side of my heart, artistry and music. This chapter is going to be a special one.”
Clemmons released the third song from the album and its namesake, “Church Pew,” which explores all the pivotal moments that happen within a church pew. The song follows the release of “Loved By You,” which has already surpassed over 1.5 million streams worldwide since its release, and “Miracle,” which is nearing one million streams in its first two weeks.
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