Today, GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and author LeAnn Rimes drops her collaborative new track ‘the only’ ft. Ziggy Marley, Ledisi & Ben Harper, taken from her eagerly anticipated new album ‘god’s work’ – out on EverLe Records via Thirty Tigers/ The Orchard on September 16th.
‘the only’ arrives just in time for summer and is a departure from LeAnn’s traditional sound, giving fans another taste of the many influences featured on the forthcoming new record.
Stream and download ‘the only’ here & watch the video below:
‘the only’ comes hot off the back of LeeAnn’s season four win of FOX’s ‘The Masked Singer’, and most recently, serving as the inspiration judge on the competition series, ‘Meet Your Makers Showdown’.
“It is an honour to have such a unique and diverse group of artists joining me on this song. Artists of like mind and heart that are also spreading a message of love in the world,” Rimes said. “‘the only’ really is all about community and connection, so I felt inspired to create the track in community with those I deeply admire and respect.”
The 12-track record features an eclectic group of accomplished artists that bring a genre-bending sound to the album, including Mickey Guyton, Ziggy Marley, Aloe Blacc, Ben Harper, Ledisi, Sheila E., Robert Randolph, and more. ‘god’s work’ is available for pre-order HERE.
Written and produced by Rimes and her long-time collaborator and close friend/producer/songwriter Darrell Brown, ‘god’s work’ has been nearly three years in the making and puts Rimes’ breath-taking vocals on full display. The track listing includes a mix of ethereal, rhythmic, and brutally honest songs that take each listener on their own unique journey, exploring the duality of life and recognizing the light and the dark that we all encounter. Rimes made a commitment to highlight females in the creation of the album, from the mixing to the recording and mastering, allowing her to fully immerse herself in the vulnerability of the lyrics and sound.
“For me, god’s work was all about a journey of reclamation, where humanity meets spirit,” Rimes said. “The idea was to really dig into the duality of life, and I needed to be at the place I am in my life now in order to release this record whole-heartedly. It’s so empowering that I am finally there.”
LeAnn Rimes is an international multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter who has sold more than 48 million units globally, won 2 Grammy® Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; 2 World Music Awards; 3 Academy of Country Music Awards; 2 Country Music Association Awards and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest solo artist to take home a Grammy® Award, and at 15, she became the first country artist to win “Artist of the Year” at the Billboard Music Awards.
Rimes recently kicked off her US tour in support of god’s work and her 25th anniversary as an artist.
‘god’s work’ track listing:
the only (Ft. Ziggy Marley, Ledisi, and Ben Harper)
how much a heart can hold
throw my arms around the world
the wild (Ft. Sheila E. and Mickey Guyton)
god’s work (Ft. Robert Randolph, Mickey Guyton, and Tata Vega)
something better’s coming
imagined with love
there will be a better day
i do (Duet by Aloe Blacc and LeAnn Rimes)