February 19, 2013

Crystal Bowersox Previews Second LP, Including 'Stitches' with Jakob Dylan

Crystal Bowersox is ready for her follow-up.

All That For This, the American Idol Season 9 finalist's sophomore album, is slated for release on March 26. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Rickie Lee Jones), it features 11 originals either written or co-written by Bowersox and one cover, The Sundays' "Here's Where the Story Ends."

Already garnering attention is "Stitches," a tender, acoustic ballad of consolation and parental devotion, which Bowersox sings with Jakob Dylan. 

“He’s a super-nice guy, a sweetheart of a fella,” Bowersox tells Write On Music. I have a son and he has four boys.... I mentioned this song, 'Stitches,' because my son had stitches, as boys will. His son had stitches too. We mutually bonded over that and then the opportunity came up. I said, 'Hey, do you want to cut the song with me on my next record?' 

Dylan was happy to oblige, she says, adding that he even flew to her and her family's hometown of Portland to record the track. 

“My husband and I took a lot of pride in writing that song together,” says Bowersox. He couldn’t believe Jakob Dylan was the one I sang it with. He was pretty happy about it.” 

All That For This (Shanachie Records) is available for pre-order exclusively at iTunes.