Nashville-by-way-of-Brooklyn singer-songwriter Michaela Anne has received heaps of praise since releasing her debut album Ease My Mind a mere two years ago, and now she’s back with a sophomore effort, Bright Lights and the Fame, that’s sure to see that pile of accolades grow higher.
Michaela Anne recorded the album at Farmland Studio in Nashville, enlisting guitarist Dan Knobler for production duties and calling upon Brandy Clark collaborator Dave Brainard, who produced Clark’s critically acclaimed 12 Stories, for a handful of co-writes. The album also features appearances from Cory Chisel, Erin Rae, and Rodney Crowell, who joins Michaela Anne on “Luisa.”
“This album was a beautiful and new experience for me,” she says. “Granted I don’t have many albums under my belt but this is the first time I’ve co-written songs, it was the first album I made living in Nashville and the first time I really had the luxury of a focused amount of time to write and record the album. My goal was to make a well-rounded record that reflected the realities of life and takes listeners on a journey of many emotions whether that’s happiness, fun and dancing or introspection, longing or sadness.”
Listen to Bright Lights and the Fame below and pick up your own copy when it releases May 13.