Today, multi-platinum-selling, GRAMMY Award Nominee, Cory Asbury, has released a new song from his highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Pioneer. The song “Misunderstood” incorporates moving steel guitar and piano, backing lyrics that speak to seasons of anxiety and depression and the outside pressures to be perfect through it all. This is the third song released from Pioneer, following “Kind” and “These Are the Days,” which have both produced millions of streams in the few weeks they have been available. Listen to “Misunderstood” here.
“A few years back, my wife went through an intense time of anxiety and postpartum depression,” shares Asbury. “She wanted so badly to be ‘normal’ in the middle of it all. I kept having to remind her, ‘It’s ok to not be ok.’ We’re all broken. Being perfect isn’t the point of this whole ‘being human’ experiment. I hope sharing this experience helps others not feel so alone in their journey to contentment.”
On September 27, Asbury will perform a special record release show at City National Grove of Anaheim. Following that performance, Asbury will embark on the Texas Takeover Tour with special guest Brennley Brown. The nine-city headline tour will kick off in Houston on November 2 and make its way across Texas before wrapping in Kilgore on November 12. Tickets for Asbury’s record release show and the Texas Takeover Tour are now on sale here.
Last month, Asbury announced his long-awaited and highly anticipated fifth studio album, Pioneer, would be released on September 15 via BEC Recordings. Drawing influence from Nashville’s music scene, Pioneer explores a new side of Asbury while maintaining honest and cutting lyrics that speak to the fragility of the human experience. For this record, Asbury co-wrote with a veritable who’s-who in Nashville, including Lori McKenna (Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift), Shane Stevens (Lady A, Walker Hayes), Tom Douglas (Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert), and Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin) to create a body of work that showcases his heart as an artist. Pre-order Pioneer on CD, Vinyl, or digital platforms here.
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