“The Thing That Wrecks You” arrived Feb. 24 with Billboard noting it “winningly teams Townes’ tender-yet-sturdy vocal with… Adams’ whispery rasp” and Music Row applauding it as “an essential listening experience.” The coinciding music video was directed by Adams and features the two running hastily toward each other through a dimly lit tunnel, knowing they’re bound to collide.
On the opportunity to team up with Adams for the project, which was born from a chance encounter in a stairway, Townes shares: “From a Fed-Ex letter to travelling across a loading dock in a music video, this whole adventure has been insane! Bryan Adams directed ‘The Thing That Wrecks You’ music video and it was amazing working with him in this experience.”
Just shy of four minutes, the driving track produced by Townes and her band’s guitarist, Jaxon Hargrove, was recorded with her touring band joining her in-studio as well as with Adams adding his own guitar prowess to the song alongside his vocals.
The song offers a preview at new music from Townes, whose most recent project, Masquerades, was released in April 2022 via Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville in partnership with RCA Records. The project was named album of the Year at the 2022 CCMA Awards and is nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2023 JUNO Awards, where Townes will also perform.
Fans can catch her on the road this summer on her SIDE A + B TOUR, plus major festivals such as Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Faster Horses Festival, Watershed Festival and more.
SIDE A + B TOUR and more:
April 19 Newport, KY The Southgate House Revival
April 20 Indianapolis, IN Hi-Fi
April 21 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
April 22 Evanston, IL SPACE
April 23 Grand Rapids, MI The Stache
April 27 Washington, DC Union Stage
April 28 Winchester, VA The Monument
April 29 Cleveland, OH House of Blues Cleveland – Cambridge Room
April 30 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall
July 8 Cavendish, PE Cavendish Beach Music Festival *
July 14-16 Brooklyn, MI Faster Horses Festival *
Aug. 4-6 Quincy, WA Watershed Festival *
Oct. 5 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Oct. 6 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Oct. 7 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Nov. 7 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre
Nov. 9 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Nov. 11 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov. 12 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Nov. 14 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
For more information, visit TenilleTownes.com and follow on social media @TenilleTownes.
About Tenille Townes
Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Tenille Townes released her latest project Masquerades April 22 via Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville in partnership with RCA Records. A meditation on duality, self-reflection, and embracing flaws, Masquerades follows her acclaimed debut album The Lemonade Stand, which was named Country Album of the Year at the 50th JUNO Awards. Townes is a 15-time Canadian Country Music Award Winner (CCMA) and is the reigning CCMA Entertainer of the Year. The two-time ACM Award-winner is also the first female artist in Mediabase Canada history to achieve two No. 1 singles (Music Canada Gold-certified “Jersey on The Wall (I’m Just Asking),” Music Canada Platinum-certified and RIAA Gold-certified “Somebody’s Daughter”). Following standout support runs with Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, George Strait and Reba, Townes is headlining shows across the globe in Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany and the US. Her international touring efforts earned her a nomination for CMA’s international achievement award. A Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, Townes has been featured by NPR, Variety, Refinery29, Billboard, Rolling Stone, NBC’s “TODAY,” BBC and more. Additionally, she has raised over $2.5 million for Big Hearts For Big Kids, a non-profit she started when she was 12 years old to benefit a youth shelter in her hometown, which has grown to support organizations such as Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven, and the Manna House.