I’m really happy to have new music for you guys TODAY! This project was recorded live in a house that looks like a cabin, with four musicians sitting in a circle, over two snowy nights in January.
What came out of those two evenings is The Right Heart EP, a collection of 4 love songs.
So what is, The Right Heart?
Well, as most of you know, I got married in October and also changed my legal last name to my husband’s name, Droitcour (pronounced Droit -like a star wars droid with a t instead of a d / Cour – like your ab workout). It’s a French name and translates to “right heart.” Ahhhh, see now it’s all making sense! It just seemed like the perfect name for a love song EP. Obviously, I am and always will be, Annalise Emerick (especially for music making purposes), but it feels special to honor this new chapter of my life with this EP title.
So here is The Right Heart EP, officially off into the world. Every time I release a new project I feel like a mom who’s dropping her oldest kid off at college and she’s on the verge of tears but she’s really happy and also relieved all at the same time. Just a general sense of “woo, we did it!”
Couldn’t do any of this without you.
Love to you all,
The Right Heart EP – coming May 5th, 2017
So Brandi Carlile is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of her album The Story with an album to benefit War Child UK and a cover song contest. Here’s my version of Turpentine, a song that stopped me in my tracks the first time I heard it and inspired me to start writing songs of my own.
Click the image below to vote for my entry in the contest. The winner will be flown to LA to perform with Brandi and the Twins at the Orpheum Theatre on May 5th.
Learn More: https://www.coverstoriesalbum.com/
Pre-order here: https://brandicarlile.merchtable.com/
iTunes Pre-Order: http://smarturl.it/Brandi_CoverStories
Yay, new music is here for you! Find my new single January Blues on all your major music listening outlets…
Today I’m writing with some unusual news for someone who’s been a touring singer/songwriter for the last six years. To get right to the point:
I have accepted a program director position at Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp just outside Nashville, TN for the summer of 2017. That’s right y’all – I’m going back to camp!
Some of you might already know about my love for camp and my desire to build my own camp someday. This position is something I’ve been looking for over the past few years, and when the opportunity arose, I just had to take it. For me, working at a camp this summer is all about continuing to build a life that works for me and continuing to grow and dream.
From the time I signed up for my first choir camp, music has always been my number-one priority. I feel lucky to have made my living over the past few years touring and making albums, and I fully intend to continue touring and recording new projects. It’s just that now that I’m getting older (turning 30 this year, eek!) there just seem to be so many other things I want to do with my life. Some of you can remember when I first started sending these newsletters; I was 22, fresh out of college, and dying for the troubadour life. That girl could have never imagined being where I am today, taking a “grown-up” job and being married, but, the years have flown by, the universe has grown even bigger, and I’m ready to contribute to the world in other ways besides music.
So, yeah, it’s going to be a big change for me. Getting up early Monday–Friday, being at work by8:15am, having weekends off…
Honestly, nothing is really going to change as far as music stuff is concerned. I have tours in the works for August and September, I plan on being in Europe again in October, and I’ve got a new single and a new EP to be released over the next few months. Life is good, y’all, and winter is almost over!
I just love all of you so much, and I want to thank you for your support through the years.
Keep on keepin’ on.
all my love,