Jessica Meuse is is releasing her very first full-length album entitled, Halfhearted on August 3 via Warrior Records. The Alabama born singer songwriter will feature 15-songs on the album which covers the her life, loves, and breakups.
The album will also feature special appearances duet by friend and fellow American Idol alumni, Bo Bice, on Meuse’s composition, “Without You.”
“I am thrilled to release my debut album, ‘Halfhearted!’ It’s my first major release since my time on American Idol, and it truly embodies who I am as a singer, writer, and musician,” commented Meuse. “My dedicated fans have been waiting for a while, and I’m happy to say the wait is going to be completely worth it! This is my best work yet, and I hope everyone loves it as much as I loved creating it. This is only the beginning!”
During her time on American Idol Meuse was the very first person in the history of the highly popular program to perform her own original song, “Blue-Eyed Lie,” during the show’s finals. When Jessica set out to assemble this project, it was important to her to ensure that her story was fully represented in the writing on “Halfhearted.”
“I wrote most of these songs after Idol, and they are a direct reflection of everything I have gone through emotionally and mentally in the time that’s followed,” relates Meuse. “It means the world to me to be a songwriter and be able to take a thought — a simple line or even just a word — and turn it into something real. A lot of the songs on “Halfhearted” came to me like a slap in the face. They just happened. Music has always been a therapeutic and healing power for me, so writing this album was what has held me together. It’s my heart and soul opened up for the world to see.”
The single release schedule for the “Halfhearted” album with “Love Her Better” released on June 1. The tracks music video is currently receiving over 100,000 views on her YouTube Channel. In addition the follow tracks will also become available on June 15th (“High”), June 29th (“California Dream”), and July 13th (“Thank God It Didn’t Work”), all leading to the release of the full-length album on August 3rd.
On June 1st pre-orders will become available for “Halfhearted” on all digital and retail outlets.