As her anticipated fourth album Sparrow is set to arrive on Apr. 20, prolific singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe has released a video for her new song “Wild Love.”
With Dave Cobb’s throwback, yet modern country-rock production as the soundtrack, Monroe’s lyrics tap into her sensual side with help of fellow singer-songwriters Brendan Benson and Waylon Payne. Speaking of her love for the song, Monroe stated, “’Wild Love’ was inspired by my first trip to London, I felt alive and a hunger to be wild, I suppose. Brendan Benson and Waylon Payne took it to another level. This is one of my favorites!” Monroe sings with hints of vulnerability and sexiness, with lyrics like “I want a wild love,” and “I want someone to call my name / And pull my hair.”
As for the video, it is filled with hand-painted imagery of desert landscapes, doves and beautiful line design, giving it a psychedelic feel with an old-school Western aesthetic. The aesthetic is mirrored in Monroe’s name and the song title, with its throwback look to the golden age of Westerns. The repetition of the circles, the sun, desert sunsets and flying doves fit in with the theme of “wild love” while giving the viewer an unexpected take on a very sensual song.
“Wild Love” follows Monroe’s previously released track “Paying Attention” and the critically acclaimed lead single “Hands on You.” All three tracks are available as instant downloads when fans preorder Sparrow, the follow-up to 2015’s The Blade, right here.
On wanting to create an album with Cobb, Monroe remarked, “All of his records are consistently awesome and classic, timeless, old and new all in one.”
Along with preordering the album, fans can purchase tickets for Monroe’s album release show on Apr. 24 at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, N.Y.
This latest song illustrates why Monroe has earned a spot on Paste’s list of most-anticipated April releases. Check out the “Wild Love” video, and the Sparrow album art and tracklisting below, along with Monroe’s 2013 Daytrotter Session.
Sparrow Album Art:
02. Hard On A Heart
03. Hands On You
04. Mother’s Daughter
06. Wild Love
07. This Heaven
08. I’m Trying To
09. She Wakes Me Up (Rescue Me)
10. Paying Attention
11. Daddy I Told You
12. Keys To The Kingdom