(Nashville, TN – November 12, 2021) Singer-songwriter Townsend has released her self-titled EP, Townsend. The EP is available today on all streaming platforms. To listen now, click HERE.
Produced by Zach Allen (“Scars,” “Whisper,” and “Stay”) and Mark Colbert (“Sunrise” and “Can’t Travel”), Townsend penned the five-track EP in its entirety.
The EP features vulnerable, genuine tracks inspired by Townsend’s observations and real-life experiences. With a common theme of love, the songs explore a wide range of relationship-focused topics. Several songs dive into the more challenging aspects of a relationship such as accepting one another’s flaws and the mixed feelings that accompany a breakup. Conversely, other tracks are more light-hearted, with a focus on experiences such as the honeymoon phase, falling in love unexpectedly, and embracing the comfort a partner can bring during tough times.
Featuring elements of soft rock and indie pop, Townsend’s unique sound ties together the five tracks, which range from mid-tempo to up-tempo. The EP also showcases Townsend’s honest, passionate vocals and musical ability as she played acoustic guitar on two songs, “Sunrise” and “Can’t Travel.”
Townsend explained her passion for the project, “Whether you’ve loved or lost, every song on this EP is completely relatable. The talent that came together for this project gives me chills every single time I listen. It’s the perfect soundtrack for every day!”
The release of the self-titled EP comes on the heels of Townsend’s previous release, “Stay,” the lead track off of the EP.
Townsend has been in the music industry scene for many years, opening for chart-topping artists including Safety Suit, Jason Reeves, Kris Allen, Push Play, Andy Davis, and Ben Rector. She was also named band of the month by The Little Rock Scene, received the Spotlight Award from Trich Foundation Inc., and took home a Battle of the Bands victory through a competition put on by The Arkansas Times.
However, in 2016, she endured heartache and tragedy when her drummer passed away. Townsend took a break from the scene but realized over time that words, particularly lyrics, can be healing. The transformative nature of grief inspired her to find her way back to music. Pouring her heart and emotions out on paper, Townsend got back in the studio, determined to serve her drummer well and complete the album they always planned on making. Two years later, touching on heartache and renewal, her album Show Me Home was born. Her album has been described as “unimaginably relatable and honest.”
Fast forward to the present, Townsend is still taking the music scene by storm. In 2019, Townsend played at the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival and shared the spotlight with award-winning songwriters including Jeremy Bussey (Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Ashley McBryde), Brian White (Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins), Jerry Vandiver (Phil Vassar, Lonestar), Scott Southworth (Amanda Cook), Pete Sallis (Maddie & Tae, Ronnie Dunn), Troy Martin (George Strait), Tiffany Goss (Brett Young, Chris Janson, Clay Walker), Lance Carpenter (Kelsea Ballerini), among others. More recently, Townsend has received support from Fretmonkey Records, leading to an invitation to tour internationally. She also participated in the Cartagena International Guitar festival in Columbia. Along the way, she has gained several music industry endorsements, including the previously mentioned Fretmonkey Records, K&K Sound Systems, Mayson Guitars, and Elixir Strings. Additionally, as Townsend is passionate about giving back, she created a video raising awareness for mental health titled “You’re Not Alone.” The video made a profound impact, with countless fans reaching out to share their mental health stories, interest from community organizations Only Human and National Alliance on Mental Health Arkansas, and local media coverage in her home state of Arkansas.
Townsend recently released “Stay” which is the lead single off her self-titled EP, out now. For more information on Townsend, visit her website, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.