Allison Moorer has announced a memoir and new album with the single, “The Rock and The Hill.” Both bodies of work will be titled Blood, with the album dropping on October 25 and the memoir four days later.
On “The Rock and The Hill,” the Alabama artist explores her mother’s protective instincts from her point of view. Moorer’s mother was tragically killed by her father before he committed suicide in 1986.
“I think it’s a great anthem for any woman who is doing the best they can under not-wonderful circumstances,” the singer-songwriter said of the song in a video on Facebook. “It rocks, and I holler on it! It’s a great release.”
The Blood album, Moorer also explained, is “a song cycle and a companion piece to the memoir.” For the record, she reconnected with Kenny Greenberg, who produced her first two albums and her 2015 solo album, Down to Believing. It follows her 2017 studio album Not Dark Yet, which was a collaboration with her older sister Shelby Lynne.
Listen to “The Rock and The Hill” here: