The official music video for Brandi Carlile’s new single, “You And Me On The Rock”, is out today. Watch the video, which was created, animated and produced by Computer Team.
About the song, Carlile reflects, “This song is for my wife, Catherine. When life changed during quarantine and everything I identify with disappeared, I found myself with a question: ‘Is on what I have really built my life a solid foundation?’ I wrote this song and realized that even the most intensely identifiable things can fade away, but what my life is really built on, which is faith and my family, is a rock. , and it’s solid.”
“You And Me On The Rock,” which NPR Music calls, “a heartwarming ode to family life, with softly strummed acoustic guitar and a melodious vocal reminiscent of Carlile’s friend [Joni] Mitchell”, is from Carlile’s widely acclaimed #1 album, In These Silent Days, which is available now via Low Country Sound/Elektra Records.
To celebrate the record, Carlile is currently in the middle of her long “Beyond These Silent Days” tour with upcoming shows at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville (two nights), Moody Amphitheater in Austin, Huntington Bank Pavilion from Chicago to Northerly Island, Colorado Amphitheater’s Red Rocks (two nights) and New York’s Madison Square Garden among many others.
Discussing Carlile’s recent sold-out show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, Varietypraises, “It’s hard to think of another current rock star who puts so much, well, heart in his steps… does that this is a rock show, even as much as a singer-songwriter showcase, was felt early on during Friday’s show.” Special guests on the tour include Allison Russell, Ani DiFranco, Brittany Howard, Celisse, Indigo Girls, Katie Pruitt, Lake Street Dive, Lucius, Sarah McLachlan, Brittney Spencer, Tanya Tucker and Yola. See below for the full itinerary.
Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings, In These Silent Days was inspired by Carlile’s own story exploration while writing last year’s New York Times best-selling memoir, Broken Horses (Crown). Conceived while she was quarantining at home with longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth, the ten songs are about acceptance, faith, loss and love, and channel icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Elton John, and Joni Mitchell – the latter two who, through some sort of cosmic alignment of the stars, turned out to be close friends in addition to being his greatest heroes and inspirations.
Released to overwhelming success, Variety praises, “Carlile glides effortlessly between octaves while remaining completely conversational – the everyday diva we didn’t know we needed until she showed up. right on our doorstep… a vocal tour de force” while Billboard claims that “the emotion Carlile projects is unbridled, unfettered joy in the face of difficult times – and it’s the exact boost of positivity that will make you want to listen again and again” and Vulture declares, “one of the greatest voices in the genre.” The album also appeared on “Best of 2021” lists from NPR Music, Variety, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, SPIN, USA Today, Stereogum and many others.
Within months of her release, the singer, songwriter, performer, producer and New York Times bestselling author made her debut as a musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (performing “Broken Horses” and “Right On Time”), returned to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to host and debut “You And Me On The Rock”, and debuted “This Time Tomorrow” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert “. She also performed “Right On Time” at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards earlier this year, where the song was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Additionally, last November, Carlile performed Mitchell’s legendary album Blue in its entirety at Carnegie Hall. Of the sold-out performance, Billboard proclaims, “an extraordinary concert…who better to take this tribute than Carlile, who has taken up the ever-burning torch of Mitchell, as one of the best songwriters and singers of this era.”
Watch the new music video here: