“We met, and it felt like we actually crashed into one another,” Bowen explains to Style of Nation. “We each had been very damage earlier than. I mainly advised him, to not come over right here. ‘It is an absolute mess. I am a practice wreck. And I do not wish to get any of it on you.’ And he was like, ‘It is okay. I am a practice wreck, too.’”
It is this basis that holds collectively the connection of the previous Nashville star and her husband and now Bowen * Younger bandmate.
“I completely had given up on the concept of real love taking place for me,” Younger tells Style of Nation. “It was simply one thing that I do not suppose Clare (Bowen), or I actually felt like was within the playing cards for us. However the extra you get to know any person, the extra you fall in love with them, and also you understand that there is these scary issues in life.”
“And if you discover the one, you already know that is the particular person you wish to be holding fingers with them when you’re confronted with these terrifying issues,” he provides.
Thus, the premise of the Americana duo’s new music, “Skeletons,” premiering completely on Style of Nation on Thursday (Sept. 8).
“This music talks about these terrifying issues,” Younger shares. “There is no one else within the planet I might wish to undergo them with apart from Clare.”
“The neat factor about this music is that you are able to do it stripped again with simply an acoustic guitar and two voices or a piano and two voices,” provides Bowen of the music. Its sound is a tad paying homage to retro Little Big Town. “You too can rock it out with a band.”
Written by Bowen * Younger alongside songwriter Amie Muriello, the beginnings of the music got here to be in a writing session, beginning with the haunting line “your skeletons do not scare me.”
“There may be undoubtedly one thing to be mentioned for loving somebody for all the pieces they’re,” Bowen admits. “It is easy to like any person for his or her strengths, however to like them additionally for his or her weaknesses and all of the battle scars and the issues that they have been via. That’s love.”
“I like him extra due to the issues that he is been via. I do know that he loves me extra due to what occurred to me,” she continues. “And it doesn’t suggest that these issues outline us. They simply make the material of what you’re extra fascinating and extra lovely.”
Their material — individually and collectively — is stronger than ever now.
“I personally really feel a lot stronger strolling out onto stage as a unit, arms linked, figuring out that we’re able to do what we’re there to do,” says Bowen, who, alongside her husband, lent vocals to the Johnny Cash album Forever Words (Extended Version). “I really feel stronger than I ever did strolling out as a solo artist.”
She attracts in a deep breath earlier than she continues.
“I used to be standing behind the scenes and I used to be overcome with the conclusion that this was going to be the very first time I used to be going to stroll out on stage and never really feel lonely. I am standing there staring into this gap of the curtains and I simply burst into tears. I simply really feel like we will do something proper now, now that we get to do it collectively.”