New album ‘Freewheelin’ Woman’ out April 15
√ Summer 2022 North American tour with Train on sale now
Four-time Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Jewel shares the brand-new high-energy single “Living With Your Memory” from her new studio album, “Freewheelin’ Woman,” out April 15 via her own Words Matter Music.
“Freewheelin’ Woman” will be Jewel’s first new studio album in seven years. V Magazine said of the album in a recent “Heroes” feature, “encompassing folk, pop and R&B, Jewel weaves in themes of womanhood, independence, but most of all, hope. The somber soliloquies disguised as songs flow over like a soothing salve, comforting your deepest anxieties and worries.”
"This song is a really fun one for me,” Jewel says of “Living With Your Memory.” “It tells a story that illustrates the power of our memories. Sometimes we look back on past loves, and remember things better than they were. When living with the memory of a past love is better than the reality of living with the actual person, you get a song like this!"
Her team said, “The track evokes a spirited sensuality through an undeniable combination of combustible rhythms, swaggering horns, and fiery vocal work.”
Listen to “Living With Your Memory” here: https://orcd.co/lwym.
Preorder “Freewheelin’ Woman” here: https://orcd.co/freewheelinwoman.
The artist’s team added, “ ‘Freewheelin’ Woman’ presents Jewel’s boldest body of work to date, revealing entirely new dimensions of her breathtaking voice.”
Jewel said, “It can be such a fight to cut through learned structure, older versions of yourself, ideas about what a hit song should or shouldn’t be. Even if we try to avoid becoming overly tamed, at some point we start to know too much. So, the trick is to suspend all of that and create something you love, something that excites you. It took a lot of writing and digging and self-reflection, but I was finally able to do that with this album.”
The follow-up to Jewel’s self-produced and critically praised 2015 album “Picking Up the Pieces,” “Freewheelin’ Woman” finds Jewel working with producer Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, P!nk, Avril Lavigne), dreaming up a soulful and groove-heavy sound partly inspired by the classic R&B records made at Muscle Shoals.
“I cut my teeth on singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and got into those Muscle Shoals records a little later on, and for some reason that’s where my voice and my writing wanted to go on this album,” says Jewel, who recorded “Freewheelin’ Woman” live with a full band.
Her team said, “Along with lending the album a gritty vitality, that approach helped to capture the unfettered vocal work she’s increasingly brought to her live show in recent years”
Audiences will get a chance to see Jewel and her band live on tour this summer with Train, who are also featured on her recent single “Dancing Slow.” The tour kicks off on June 8 in Mansfield, Massachusetts, with 35-plus shows including New York, Nashville, Dallas and San Diego, before concluding Aug. 6 at the legendary Red Rocks venue in Colorado, Jewel’s home state.
The tour has several local stops, including:
√ Friday, June 10, in Wantagh (Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
√ Saturday, June 11, in Saratoga Springs (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
√ Friday, July 8, in Bethel (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts)
√ Saturday, July 9, in Darien Center (Darien Lake Amphitheater)
√ Sunday, July 10, in Toronto (Budweiser Stage)
The Alaskan native is also a contender on NBC’s new music competition series “American Song Contest,” where she represents the state of Alaska amongst 56 rising and established artists from across the country competing for best song. The show is hosted by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dog. It airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Visit the show’s page on NBC.com for local listings and more information.
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Jewel went from a girl who grew up with no running water on an Alaskan homestead, to a homeless teenager in San Diego, to an award-winning, multi-Platinum recording artist who released one of the best-selling debuts of all time. Through her career, Jewel has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and has earned 26 nominations for such awards as the Grammys, American Music Awards, MTV Awards, VH1 Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Country Music Awards, winning eight times.
Jewel has been featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone, has performed on “Saturday Night Live,” at the Super Bowl and the NBA Finals, for the pope, and the president of the United States. She is one of the few singer songwriters to top the chart in every genre she wrote for: folk, pop, club, country, standards, children's and holiday music.
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