Today, acclaimed singer/songwriter Pieta Brown released her new song “The Hard Way” off her forthcoming album Freeway. Out on September 20th via Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records, the lush new album was co-produced with Bon Iver drummer and renowned solo artist S. Carey. “The Hard Way” features a guest appearance by legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler.
“I kept sonically envisioning, ‘If I could just get Mark Knopfler on there…’,” Brown told Billboard, who featured the track. “Mark is a very sweet, amazing musician and has become a friend through music. So one day I just wrote him a message and asked if he would consider taking a listen to this track. I said I felt like it wasn’t quite done yet, but I wasn’t sure what it needed. I said, ‘I’m hearing the sound of you or something like what you do, and I can’t give you specifics beyond that.’ And he said, ‘Yeah, of course,’ and came up with a great part that made the song undeniable.”
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