Remember “I Hope You Dance”? I don’t after seeing this black and white photo of Lee Ann Womack smoking a cigarette as her new dark, rich and bluesy, “All The Trouble” plays in the background.
The song and the album coming with it, The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, is an exploration of Womack’s East Texas roots and the music she was influenced by growing up.
“I wanted to get out of Nashville, and tap into what deep East Texas has to offer musically and vibe-wise. I wanted to make sure this record had a lot of soul in it, because real country music has soul. I wanted to remind people of that,” Womack said.
From here, it sounds like East Texas is a dark place and Womack is a badass roaming amongst the tall pines.
Womack sings, “”I need a happy ending; somebody write me one / If there’s a prince waiting, somebody send him on / Even Cinderella had to find her way home,” but it feels like she doesn’t actually need that happy ending. She’s going to figure this out on her own.
The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone is now available for pre-order and is the follow-up the GRAMMY-nominated 2014 The Way I’m Livin’.
The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone:
1. “All the Trouble”
2. “The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone”
3. “He Called Me Baby”
5. “End of the End of the World”
6. “Bottom of the Barrel”
7. “Shine on Rainy Day”
8. “Mama Lost Her Smile”
10. “Long Black Veil”
11. “Someone Else’s Heartache”
13. “Talking Behind Your Back”
14. “Take the Devil Out of Me”