Country music icon Jessi Colter will release a new album, The Psalms, on March 24 via Sony’s Legacy Recordings. The album, which marks the first release for Colter since 2006’s Out of the Ashes, was produced by the legendary Lenny Kaye.
The Psalms takes its lyrics from the Old Testament poems and features music spontaneously created in the studio from Colter, Kaye and many more.
“In the early months of 2007,” Kaye explains, “I secured a studio with a good piano. There was no rehearsal. We would select a Psalm. She sat behind the keyboard, gathered herself, and then began to sing. There were one, perhaps two takes of each. Sometimes I accompanied her on guitar. Over the years I decorated them with chosen musicians, careful not to disturb their intimacy or their moment of improvised creation and inspiration.”
The Psalms is available for pre-order now. Listen to first single “A Beautiful Expression of Belief” below via NPR.