To Release ‘Wrangled’
April 21 2017
Kentuckian Angaleena Presley will follow her acclaimed 2014 album American Middle Class with Wrangled, her second full-length solo album, on April 21 (via Mining Light Music/Thirty Tigers).
The album is co-produced by Presley and Oran Thornton and features twelve tracks, all of which were co-written by Presley. One of the album’s tracks is ‘Cheer Up Little Darling’ written by Angaleena and her dear friend Guy Clark. The song, the last one completed by Clark before his death, features Shawn Camp playing Guy’s No. 10 guitar (which was used to write the song) and Guy’s mandola, which Guy had been learning to play during the last year of his life.
Wrangled from the ebony haired songwriter from Beauty, Kentucky will be followed closely. Listening Through The Lens caught her on the Cayamo Music Cruise this February with a splendid solo set and her poignant contribution to the Guy Clark tribute show (her cover of ‘My Favourite Picture Of You’) which was an unabashed highlight of the year so far.
Here’s an excerpt from Presley about the new collection from her website:
“Wrangled is an explicitly forthright journey through my experience in the business of Country Music. I tried to tackle uncomfortable realities like the discrimination against female artists at the height of Bro-Country, the high school mentality of Music Row and the pain that’s just beneath the surface of the road to stardom.
Covered in elbow grease and sacrifice, I set out to shed the skin of my ‘dream’ Nashville by painting a musical picture of loss, surrender, resurrection, redemption, and connection with real people who make and support honest music.”
The cover of Wrangled is pretty out there as well, so it looks like some interesting material inside.