Due July 12th, the self-titled LP features tracks like “All the Beds I’ve Made,” “Tide Rolls In,” with a guest appearance by Americana singer-guitarist Buddy Miller, and the lead single “Let It Rain,” an upbeat, soulful song that Bowen has already been performing live.
Songwriters Lori McKenna, Nathan Chapman and Wyatt Durrette all have tracks on the album, which was produced by Josh Kaufman. Bowen wrote much of the album with her husband Brandon Robert Young. In 2017, the couple teamed up to release the song “Love Steps In,” a tribute to Bowen’s younger brother who was battling the same type of cancer that the actress herself faced as a child.
Bowen will launch a five-city tour following the release of the album in July.
“Our audiences know that I’m human,” she told Rolling Stone in 2017. “You’re still doing a show, but it’s not a song-and-dance for us, it’s a gift for people to come see us no matter what the reasons. They might want to hear stories; they might need to escape for a while. They might come away from our shows having shifted somewhere in their own life. We’re not heart surgeons and we’re not rocket scientists, we’re not doctors and we don’t save lives. But we move people.”
Here are Bowen’s scheduled shows:
July 29 — New York @ City Winery
July 30 — Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
July 31 — Boston @ City Winery
August 2 — Nashville @ City Winery
August 4 — Chicago @ City Winery