The new album ‘Old Flowers‘ is out on the 24th of this month on Loose / Fat Possum Records, but you can hear this masterclass in aching right now. Courtney Marie Andrews doesn’t hold back on ‘How You Get Hurt‘, reciting a string of romantic recollections and then stomping them underfoot. What’s the point in falling in love “if it doesn’t work out“? Bruised is to put it mildly to describe the vocal.
It’s a song drawn from life, as is the whole of ‘Old Flowers‘, as Courtney Marie Andrews explains “Old Flowers is about heartbreak. There are a million records and songs about that, but I did not lie when writing these songs. This album is about loving and caring for the person you know you can’t be with. It’s about being afraid to be vulnerable after you’ve been hurt. It’s about a woman who is alone, but okay with that, if it means truth. This was my truth this year—my nine-year relationship ended and I’m a woman alone in the world, but happy to know herself.”