I’m so happy that my new song #leaning is finally out in the world 🙏 I wrote this song with Doug Schadt, an excellent writer/human and when we sat down in the studio, he asked me what I wanted to write about and I told him I wanted to write about my depression. I wanted to write about the up and down, the fight against it, the sometimes letting it win so it keeps me in bed all day, the knowing how to fix it sometimes and being lost other times. The depression demon in my head is abusive and degrading, writing to it and about it helps me visualize what my feelings really are and then attack it head on. But this song is about remembering to love the good things about yourself and give up trying to love anything that hurts you. I find new strength every day in my journey and I’m thankful to be able to share my heart with all of you. ♥️ You can listen to Leaning here.
Not every day is a bad day, some days are good days but the hard days are really hard. I wanted to talk about the realness of depression and how it can control your life.
Can't wait to get this guy's rose & play some music Monday on The Bachelor 😏🌹 see ya then, Nick!!!
Here we goooo 💃 😍 💕 tickets for my tour next year are on sale now!!!
January 31st - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle - (Tickets)
February 1st - Boston, MA @ Great Scott - (Tickets)
February 2nd - New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge - (Tickets)
February 7th - Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter - (Tickets)
February 8th - Evanston, IL @ SPACE - (Tickets)
February 9th - Davenport, IA @ The Village Theatre - (Tickets)
February 13th - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl - (Tickets)
February 21st - Orlando, FL @ The Social - (Tickets)
February 23rd - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 - (Tickets)
February 24th - Washington D.C. @ DC9 - (Tickets)
February 26th - Troy, NY @ The Hangar - (Tickets)
February 27th - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground - Showcase Lounge - (Tickets)
Did u miss me? I'm hitting the road again at the beginning of 2017 to spread love, scream and shout. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am local, cannot wait 2 see all u beautiful loves out there 🙌❤️️🙏💪🍾🙌❤️️🙏💪🍾
January 31st - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
February 1st - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
February 2nd - New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge
February 7th - Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter
February 8th - Evanston, IL @ SPACE
February 9th - Davenport, IA @ The Village Theatre
February 13th - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
February 21st - Orlando, FL @ The Social
February 23rd - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
February 24th - Washington D.C. @ DC9
February 26th - Troy, NY @ The Hangar
February 27th - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground - Showcase Lounge
I found myself at an all time personal low at the end of 2014. Depression was taking over my life and I was finding it really fucking hard to get any peace of mind. I was living in New York City and that wasn't helping my mental state so I moved back to my hometown of Jackson, Tennessee to do a hard reset. I woke up one morning and wrote this song as a reminder to myself that, ultimately, I'm the only person that can help myself, fix myself and pull myself outta what I was going through. I've lost a few very dear friends to suicide and I've always been burdened by the feeling that there was more that I could have done. This song is in honor of them, a tribute to how beautiful they were and how beautiful they still are to me. I can feel them shining and it makes me want to shine for them.
Watch the video for "Shine" premiering on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon's Tumblr here.
This was me on Christmas morning, screaming for joy because I got Mariah Carey’s new album, Daydream. It was all I wanted that Christmas and this album along with many others are what helped me become who I am today. That little girl never could have dreamed that this day would be here. A day where I get to make that same face and scream for joy because my album, In Loving Memory Of When I Gave A Shit, is officially released. All of the blood, sweat, beers and tears that have gone into the making of this record have been worth it. And in the end, I get to be me. Thank you for listening to the grown up I am now and the little girl that’s still somewhere inside of me. RIP rules, RIP fears, see ya on the other side.
"Heard It From A Friend" is the last song I have for you before In Loving Memory Of When I Gave Shit comes out in TWO WEEKSSS!!
Download & stream it 🎉 (it will be available for all of you international babes tomorrow)
You can only bury the truth for so long. And when the truth surfaces and you're outed, what do you do? Do you run and hide or do you own up? When you run and hide it still exists. And I can still write about you. Thanks for the fuel.
Watch the video for "Heard It From A Friend" premiering on Baeble.
You'll be able to download + stream the song tomorrow 😁💫 and to all of my international friends, it'll be up for you on Friday 💞
AHH I’m excited to announce that I’m hitting the road next month with Third Story 😻🎤🙌 guys & gals find ur date below!!
September 6 - Detroit, MI @ Shelter - (Tickets)
September 7 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall - (Tickets)
September 8 -Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge - (Tickets)
September 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live - (Tickets)
September 15 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club - (Tickets)
September 17 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project - (Tickets)
September 18 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Grill - (Tickets)
September 21 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's - (Tickets)
September 22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Voodoo Room - SOLD OUT
September 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre - SOLD OUT
September 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - (Tickets)
September 29 - New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom - (Tickets)
We're getting closer to In Loving Memory Of When I Gave A Shit being out and I'm BEYOND excited. Here's the next tune for you, "The Courtyard" - download & stream it here, if you please 😘
International lovies, if ur not seeing the song yet don't worry - it'll be available for you tomorrow ✨💞
I woke up in my best friends apartment in Hollywood on New Years Day to the garbage truck picking up the party leftovers on the street from the night before. I went to the courtyard in his building and sat in the sun and thought about my hangover, about what this year might be like, about how I forgot to text my mom and tell her I got home safely, about how I've never been in love with anything more than music...Lord knows I've always just been trying to figure it out but it feels good to say it with music. This is my hymn to my life, hallelujah, day by day I am trying.
Listen to "The Courtyard" from 'In Loving Memory Of When I Gave A Shit' premiering now on Ladygunn.
The song will be available for all of you cool cats later this week 😻