July 28, 2009 — Michelle Branch — known to country fans as one half of the chart-topping duo The Wreckers — is set to release her first solo album in six years. The pop singer/songwriter formed the country duo, The Wreckers, with Jessica Harp in 2004 and together they enjoyed the 2006 No. 1 song, "Leave the Pieces."
Now both women are promoting solo albums – Jessica's A Woman Needs and Michelle's Everything Comes and Goes, which will be released in late fall. Michelle's first single, "Sooner or Later," premiered today on iTunes exclusively and goes to radio August 11.
While on tour with The Wreckers, Michelle wrote the album's title track after realizing that the duo could not continue. "I was on the bus that night and I couldn't sleep," she recalls. "That's when I wrote 'Everything Comes And Goes' which was the first song I had written by myself in two years. Sitting in the tour bus at five in the morning with the sun coming up and having written that song — that was the start of me saying, 'That's it. I'm making my own record next, and that doesn't have to be a sad thing.'
"I've always been kind of a control freak, so it was actually nice remembering I could write on my own," she continues. "And that song captured everything I was feeling at that moment — that change is inevitable, it's part of life. So instead of dwelling on everything, I should just do what I do and write some songs."