Brandishing her burnished brown guitar and donning a shimmering Elvis-inspired gold lamé suit, Carlile’s first performance saw her deliver a vivacious rendition of her defiant heartland anthem ‘Broken Horses’, taken from her new album ‘In These Silent Days’.
Returning to the stage for a second time, Carlile reworked ‘Right On Time’, the lead single from her most recent LP.
Appearing on a darkened set wearing a sparkling black-and-white suit, she played the song’s opening verse on piano, before delivering the end of it in chilling a cappella. Carlile then picked up her guitar and joined the rest of her band to bring the song to a close.
You can see both performances below:
Released on October 1, ‘In These Silent Days’ is Carlile’s seventh studio album. Produced by David Cobb and Shooter Jennings, it follows her Grammy nominated 2018 LP ‘By The Way I Forgive You’.
Earlier this month, Carlile staked her claim to be the permanent new vocalist for Soundgarden.
“I am such a Chris Cornell fan,” she added. “I loved him so much. I was so devastated when he left us.”
Meanwhile, Carlile appears on Elton John‘s new album, ‘The Lockdown Sessions’, on the country waltz ‘Simple Things’.
In a four-star review, NME‘s Gary Ryan called the album an “all-bets-off stylistic game of spin-the-bottle” that “feels attuned to 2021’s post-genre Spotify world”.