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Michelle Branch Returning To Pop Music

| Filed under: Music MinuteJulian PerrettaMichelle Branch


So glad you're coming back, bb!

Michelle Branch has revealed that she's returning to pop music and has been writing a "fun" and "creative" album in London with producers Jim Irvin and Julian Emrey.

Her last studio release was a country record as part of The Wreckers back in 2006, however, the singer has said that she wants to go back "to her pop roots," similar to her 2001 album, The Spirit Room.

When talking about the upcoming album, she said:

"I was in London - I've been working on a new record Julian Emrey and Jim Irvine, who are these two writers I met in LA. The first song we wrote together is a song called Spark, and we were so excited about it - it was the best writing day possible!

It's great because they're writers and also producers. My favorite song that we wrote together was called The Story Of Us. It's a song that's really personal to me."

I have 11 or 12 songs ready to go right now and I'm going to go in studio in January and start recording them. I'm really confident I will have this record out by next summer."

Although, she does say that she "hates putting labels on it because a good song is a good song. This record is more in the vein of my first record, which I would say was a pop record." She continued:

"The last record became so exhausting that this one is all about having fun and being creative again and not feeling like I have to write a specific way for a specific genre."

Whatever your new album sounds like, we're happy you're returning to your roots!

Are U excited for Michelle Branch's return to pop?

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20 comments to “Michelle Branch Returning To Pop Music”

  1. 1

    YES!!! She was one of my FAVORITE artists ten years ago! I have been waiting for more folky-pop music from her since then!! YAAAYYY!

  2. 2

    I'll be surprised if her new album is as successful as her other. But either way can't wait to hear new stuff from her.

  3. 3

    thats weird..Taylor Swifts new CD has the songs "Story of Us" and "Sparks Fly"(which i close to Sparks)

  4. 4

    there's something going on with child abuse in switzerland

  5. 5

    Her song "Game of Love" w/ santana was awesome. Hopefully she'll make more music like that!

  6. 6

    i'm not going to talk about this, these criminals require incarceration, okay. man if left unchecked will devolve happening now in a theatre on route nine framingham with men and girls, on t.v. too

  7. 7

    Re: LauraQT – You know, I heard that song playing the other day and thought about how much I enjoy her. I hope this new album in great!

  8. 8

    One can only "return" to pop music, if one's BEEN there. Who the heck is this?

  9. 9

    Not a fan, but that outfit is awesome.

  10. 10

    YASSS!!! I cant wait for her come back Spirit Room was an Amazing Album

  11. Zip says – reply to this


    And this is suppose to be good news? She is one of the worst acts of all time!!!

  12. 12

    im pumped! i miss her shes such a talent

  13. 13

    This is great news. I'm definitely looking forward to this.

  14. 14

    THANK GOD! It's about time she quit country and return to pop. I've been waiting for this for 8 years.

  15. 15

    I love Michelle! Her music is great. She's a real talent (writing, singing and playing an instrument). She played at my college last year and seemed like a sweetheart. :) Super excited for the new music!

  16. 16

    yay!! i really like michelle branch. so talented. cant wait to hear new music from her! i can see her making a comeback.

  17. 17

    yay!! love her. miss her music.

  18. 18

    Ahh yes I've missed her and The Wreckers

  19. 19

    NO, no more junk music! All her stuff sounded the same and mediocre. Go away, Michelle!

  20. 20

    who cares? she's irrelevant.