Nashville-based singer-songwriter Shannon LaBrie turns her focus to contemporary America and emotional turmil on her sophomore album, War & Peace
. LaBrie's rich voice anchors the record, atop layers of acoustic guitars, as well as sometimes bursts of electric for emphasis, but the real focus is on the vocal melodies. Songs like "Heaven Crashed Down" put painful emotions on display, while "Weight of Your Words" might feature her strongest vocal performance on the album, and Gabe Dixon
shows up on closing track "Then There's You."
War & Peace
can be preordered via iTunes
. LaBrie is also gearing up for a run of tour dates in the South
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