Latest Release : Year Of The Rabbit
Sony Music Masterworks signs singer songwriter/guitarist Allison Pierce. Allison’s forthcoming […]
Sony Music Masterworks signs singer songwriter/guitarist Allison Pierce. Allison’s forthcoming release, produced by acclaimed producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon and Paul McCartney), will come out in Spring 2017.
Allison is best known from the acclaimed duo The Pierces – a group she formed with her sister Catherine. Named “Breaking Artist To Watch” by Rolling Stone, The Pierces went on to release 5 albums. They toured the world with artists like Coldplay and Lissie, and their hit song ‘Secret’ served as the theme for ABC Family’s series Pretty Little Liars.
With the release of her forthcoming album Year of The Rabbit, Allison now stands alone in the spotlight.
“I’m so excited to be in the company of such iconic artists. I love the eclectic nature of Sony Masterworks and couldn’t be happier to have found a new home with a label that understands and is thriving in the evolving landscape of our business,” says Allison.
SINGER SONGWRITER ALLISON PIERCE SIGNS TO SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS NEW ALBUM COMING IN 2017
ALLISON PIERCE Singer-Songwriter Teams with Producer Ethan Johns for Solo Debut Album Year of the Rabbit out May 5, 2017 (Sony Music Masterworks) US Tour Dates Confirmed Hear first single “Evidence” “This album feels like the most important creative outpouring of my life so far,” says songwriter Allison Pierce, who […]
Singer-Songwriter Teams with Producer Ethan Johns for Solo Debut Album
Year of the Rabbit out May 5, 2017 (Sony Music Masterworks)
US Tour Dates Confirmed
“This album feels like the most important creative outpouring of my life so far,” says songwriter Allison Pierce, who is launching the second half of her distinguished career by teaming with producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney). “It feels like the most genuine expression of who I am, musically and personally.”
Year of the Rabbit (May 5, Sony Music Masterworks) marks Allison Pierce’s first album as a solo artist, following two decades with her sister in the acclaimed duo, The Pierces. Recorded in analog straight to magnetic tape, the album was mostly performed by Allison and Ethan at Hollywood recording mecca Sunset Sound (much in the same spirit as Johns produced Ray LaMontagne’s debut LP, Trouble). The only outside contributors were Gabe Witcher, who supplied fiddle on two tracks, and Greg Leisz, who played pedal steel on another.
“Over the years, I’d write these songs knowing they weren’t Pierces songs, and I collected them in anticipation of the day when I could record them myself,” says Pierce. “I’d envisioned the whole thing, so I was ready, and waiting patiently for the opportunity to make it.”
Listen to the first single “Evidence” here on Spotify. “Any good story has a villain, and the more epic the story, the more epic the villain—it makes the story complete,” says Allison, on her retelling of the Original Sin.
“It was intense,” Allison says of the experience, “because Ethan is trying to capture something that’s really intimate, and the more vulnerable, the better. Sometimes I’d feel like a take wasn’t my best musical performance, but Ethan would say, “No, no, no, this is the magic.’ He hears something that’s special, something that would appeal to the emotions of the listener.”
As for the album title? In Chinese astrology, rabbit is the symbol for hope. For Pierce, it also means transformation. “The rabbit in Alice in Wonderland was what took her from her mundane world into the spiritual and mystical realm, where she was transformed.”
Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait and Masterworks Broadway. For email updates and information please visit www.sonymusicmasterworks.com.
- Fool Him
- Follow You Down
- Never Coming Back
- Sea of Love
- Drink One for You
- I Can See for Miles
- To the Grave
- It Is Well With My Soul
- A Kiss Before You Go
- Bed of Nails
- Peace Like River
Tour Dates (Opening for The Wind And The Wave)
March 31 Spokane, WA The Bartlett
April 1 Boise, ID The Neurolux
April 2 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
April 3 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
April 5 Petaluma, CA McNear’s Mystic Theatre
April 6 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
April 7 San Diego, CA The Cashbah
April 8 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre
April 10 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
April 13 Dallas, TX Club Dada
April 14 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
April 15 Austin, TX 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
May 7 Los Angeles, CA Grand Ole Echo (Solo date)
May 13 Los Angeles, CA McCabe’s Guitar Shop (Solo date)