LeAnn Rimes releases 16th album

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LeAnn Rimes returned with her sixteenth studio album, Remnants, last month.

Her first single, “Long Live Love”, which available digitally now on all streaming services, as well as a stand-alone single.

At a young 33 years old, LeAnn, already a global phenomenon with over 44 million units sold worldwide, two Grammy® Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, two World Music Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award, is back with one of her best albums to date, titled Remnants.

Remnants marks LeAnn’s first release with her new label after signing with Sony RCA UK records worldwide. Remnants will be distributed and marketed in the USA/Canada via Sony Red/Thirty Tigers.

This album, LeAnn has co-written and co-produced with Darrell Brown and Mark Batson (Alicia Keys, Skylar Grey, Enimem), along with co-writes with Toby Gad (Beyoncé, Madonna, Selena Gomez) Paul Barry (James Bay), Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo and Demi Levato) and Diane Warren (Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Whitney Houston) among others, but it is LeAnn’s own brave and vulnerable ability as a storyteller that makes this album stand out.

“Hopefully, there comes a time in all of our lives where we stop resisting and start allowing ourselves to live a more authentic life. Remnants are the pieces of ourselves we want to keep,” explains LeAnn. “Allowing one’s self to fall apart as gracefully as possible and then picking up the most authentic pieces or remnants of ourselves and moving forward.” Like the lyrics of her song say, “I will build a kingdom from my Remnants.”

Throughout Remnants, LeAnn drives home many messages about love and life. The first single, “Long Live Love” is a well-needed reminder that no matter what happens, love lives on and the songs melodic and driving beat will have fans find it as the perfect epic first single.

“Mother” is a deeply personal song she co-wrote for her own mother – It is written with a belief that every mother and daughter generation needs some manner of healing. LeAnn’s vocal is honest and emotional and falls like an angel’s prayer over your own heart.

“Love is Love Is Love” is a much needed message that finds LeAnn speaking out for everyone’s right to love the one they want to love, something she has done proudly throughout her illustrious career.

“Love Line” is a positive message written for her stepchildren about their empowerment from being “bound by a love line” and not by blood. The song reminds us all that we are connected together by love.

On “Outrageous Love,” LeAnn is able to showcase her powerful vocals with soul-stirring lyrics about daring your lover to join you in coloring outsides the lines of convention. “I want a love so high that even the stars look up,” she sings. “A love so deep even the oceans drown.” “That’s the kind of love we should dare each other to have in life,” she adds.

“How To Kiss A Boy,” penned by Lori McKenna and Barry Dean, features LeAnn doing what she does best and what very few vocalists can do. She weaves her vulnerable and understated vocal around every lyric, wraps every note around her powerful heart and delivers a stellar performance.

LeAnn will make a believer out of the most skeptical by closing off the album with the Saturday night sex romp mixed with the Sunday morning gospel funk of “Dang Dang.”

It’s this type of diversity woven throughout the fourteen-track album, Remnants, which allows Rimes to shine. She reaches back into her Mississippi-born soul and truthfully delivers piece by piece who she is now as a woman: a wife, a stepmother, a daughter, a friend, an artist, a songwriter and a survivor. She triumphantly sings among the stomps and claps of drums and she responds in kind to the inspirational sweat and blood of the background vocals in order to inspire anyone who will listen. Through her album, she lets you fall apart as beautifully as you can and then pick up the remnants of your own life and walk with her.

In support of Remnants nationwide release, the award-winning vocalist will embark on the “Long Live Love Club Tour” at the top of the New Year. Kicking off the tour in Los Angeles and New York, LeAnn wanted to connect with fans on a more intimate level and will be continually adding more dates in select cities throughout the year. Tickets go on sale on starting Friday, Dec. 9. To purchase, please visit LeAnnRimesWorld.com.

Most recently, on her visit to the UK, LeAnn appeared on Sunday Brunch and BBC Breakfast, as well as delivered show-stopping performances on The Graham Norton Show and Strictly Come Dancing.


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