Townes plays it "As You Are"
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Townes plays it "As You Are"

Friday, February 23, 2024 – Tenille Townes shifts gears sonically with the release of her new song "As You Are."

The Canadian singer recorded the song with producer Ryan Hadlock who's worked with everyone from Afghan Whigs to Brandi Carlile. The single is out now on Sony Music Nashville. Townes also released a video for the song.

"As You Are " begins with just a bright acoustic guitar to accompany her vocal, which rasps. The song builds slowly, first adding strings and then following the second chorus, then the drums kick in as does an indie rock sound.

"Ryan Hadlock has space in his productions, where you can hear the air in the room and the emotion inside it, in a way that brings forward a more vulnerable and indie rock feeling," said Townes.

"I was compelled as a fan of his work and was looking for that edge in the songs we worked on together. I appreciated Ryan's open approach to letting the production support my expression, and what we made is raw and built around how I play this song just picking up my guitar ,and I loved meeting the community of musicians around Seattle who record a little unconventionally, digging into parts with a lot of exploration."

"I wrote this song about how I feel when it comes to letting people in," saidTownes, adding, "I tend to keep my guard up high because it's scary to let somebody in and risk sharing my real self, but this song is what I want to hear when I am feeling that way. When I'm afraid or struggling emotionally, I am the most guarded. At that moment, I need to hear that I can show up exactly as I am."

Last year, Townes released a five-song project, "Train Track Worktape." She conceptualized, wrote and recorded the EP on a 15-day, 3,000-mile, train trip where she played 65 shows at stops in communities across Canada.

Townes is a 17-time Canadian Country Music Association Award winner (CCMA), a two-time JUNO Awards Country Album of the Year Winner, and a two-time ACM Award-winner. She is also the first female artist in Mediabase Canada history to achieve two number one singles (Music Canada Gold-certified "Jersey on The Wall (I'm Just Asking)," Music Canada Platinum-certified and RIAA Gold-certified "Somebody's Daughter").

Townes will be heading out on her As You Are Tour tour through the spring and will perform at Stagecoach festival on Saturday April 27 and Mooncrush festival on April 21 alongside artists including Noah Kahan and The Head and The Heart.

Tour dates are:
April 21 - Miramar Beach FL Moon Crush "Pink Moon" Music Festival
April 24 - Anaheim CA The Parish at HOB Anaheim
April 27 - Indio CA Stagecoach Empire Polo Field
April 28 - San Diego CA House of Blues – Voodoo Room
April 29 - Phoenix AZ Valley Bar
May 1 - Salt Lake City UT The State Room
May 2 Fort Collins CO The Armory
May 3 - Denver CO Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
May 8 - Lexington KY The Burl
May 9 - Cincinnati OH Live at the Ludlow Garage
May 10 - Cleveland OH House of Blues - Cambridge Room
May 16 - Lawrence KS The Bottleneck
May 17 - Saint Paul MN Turf Club
May 18 - Davenport IA Racoon Motel
May 19 - Evanston IL SPACE

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