Co-produced by McEntire,Missy ThangsandLuke Norton,Every Acrefeatures nine poignant new songs, including duets withS.G.GoodmanandIndigo Girls'Amy Ray. Along with the announcement, McEntire (also ofMount Moriahfame) shares “Dovetail,” the new single that imagistically depicts various women and their various gifts, their various traumas.
Raised in the Blue Ridge foothills of rural Appalachia before earning her B.F.A. in Creative Writing, H.C. McEntire delivers deeply reflective country storytelling that straddles the line between music and poetry. With lilting melodies and lush harmonies,Every Acreexplores the acres of our physical and emotional homes. She grapples with themes of grief, loss and links to land and loved ones with an unwavering honesty, as existential concepts of claiming land, claiming self, and being claimed by ancestry and heritage permeate the hauntingly beautiful landscape of this poignant collection of songs. The striking debut single “Soft Crook” offers an unfiltered reflection of navigating depression bubbling over starkZuma-esque guitar twangs, garnering early attention fromStereogum,BrooklynVegan,No Depressionand more.
H.C. McEntire first established a reputation for her raw, soulful voice as frontwoman ofMount Moriahand later as a backup singer inAngel Olsen’s band, before striking out on her own with her debut solo albumLIONHEARTin 2018. That release, along with 2020’s follow-upEno Axis, garnered widespread acclaim from press including Aquarium Drunkard, UNCUT, UPROXX and more.Pitchforkpraised her “searing voice and imagistic songwriting,” and Flood declared, “McEntire’s vocals have topsoil grit while being soaring and formidable.”