Monday, August 19, 2019
– Allison Moorer will replace "Blood," an album that is a companion piece to a forthcoming memoir, on Oct. 25.
The album, due onAutotelic Records / Thirty Tigers, is Moorer's first solo album in four years.
Moorer is also putting out "Blood: A Memoir," on Oct. 29 through Da Capo Press, an imprint of Hachette Books. The book is a detailed account of Moorer and her sister's (Grammy Award winner Shelby Lynne) childhood growing up in a troubled home in southern Alabama, which ended with the murder-suicide of her parents in 1986.
Moorer had avoided going into the details of the abuse, alcoholism, intimidation, poverty
The CD contains 10 tracks that directly connect to the people, emotions, trauma and state of mind that are all detailed in the memoir. Shortly after their parents passing, Shelby Lynne found the unfinished lyrics to a song in their father's briefcase, which she wrote the music for. "I'm The One To Blame," recorded bare, with only Moorer's vocal and acoustic guitar, is a powerfully moving confessional. Moorer addresses depression and heartbreak ("Bad Weather"), terrified young sisters clinging to each other for support ("Nightlight"), the deep rooted character of their mother ("The Rock And The Hill"), unfulfilled voids that resides within ("All I Wanted") and the emotional finish line she hopes to reach one day ("Heal").
In 1999, Moorer penned "Cold Cold Earth", a song about her parent's last hours on earth, but did not release it then. Her long time producer Kenny Greenberg, who produced "Blood," convinced her to release it as an unlisted hidden track on the album "The Hardest Part" (2000). Moorer chose to reclaim the song on "Blood" and officially reveal it to the public.