Today singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Jones, who officially joined Zac Brown Band as the first and only female, released her highly-anticipated third EP, Superpower, of which she penned and produced all but one cover, while also performing a long list of instruments.
Superpower features five tracks that embody grit and resilience, and showcase a wide range of unique influences from Country to Pop to Bluegrass. The creation of Superpower has deep roots in the Nashville creative community, as it was co-produced at the iconic Blackbird and Castle Recording Studios alongside celebrated industry veterans Ric Wake (Whitney Houston, Celine Dion) and Brandon Hood (Brett Eldredge, Rascal Flatts, Sam Hunt), and includes features and credits from respected artists like Vince Gill, Alyssa Bonagura, Pete Good, and Brandon Ratcliff.
"‘Superpower’ is really about maturing and growing up, and realizing that some plans that you had didn't go the way that you thought," says Jones. "But you do have those moments of self-doubt and feeling like a failure, and it's just part of being human and it's especially part of this industry. …I remember saying, you know, ‘I'd rather struggle in music my whole life than do anything else.’ And that's really like the mission statement of ‘Superpower’ is. And you have to be grateful to have a career in music. And I certainly am."
All five tracks are artistically different enough to showcase Jones’ wide range of musicianship, but equally explore main themes of relationships and self-empowerment. The EP kicks-off with the electrifying, hooky melodies in “Lawless,” and leads into her new focus track, “Normal Person,” a sassy, tongue-in-cheek song that features a relatable play-on-words that pokes fun at marriage. Jones continues to explore life through her surprise instant-grat ballad, “Superpower,” a brutally honest autobiographical story of her career going through waves of victory and disappointment and never giving up. From there, she moves to the only cover on the album, a deep and spiritual song from folk supergroup Cry, Cry, Cry titled “By Way of Sorrow,” featuring one of her musical heroes, Vince Gill. The project closes out with previously released “Keep It Safe” ft. Alyssa Bonagura, a 90’s Country-Pop sounding track that explores the butterfly feeling at the early stages of a relationship. Stream here: https://music.empi.re/superpowerep