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Terra Lightfoot Announces New Album “Consider the Speed”, Shares First Single

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Nearly three years since the release of her critically acclaimed album, New Mistakes, soulful rocker Terra Lightfoot has announced her new album, Consider the Speed, which is set for release on October 16th via Sonic Unyon, and shared the new single and video for the album’s first single “Paper Thin Walls”, which you can watch below.

Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee at legendary Royal Studios, the single sees Lightfoot backed by a trio of session heavyweights —drummer Steve Potts, bassist Davy Smith, and keyboardist Lester Snell —produced by Jay Newland (Etta James,

“I wrote this song about overhearing someone you love sharing some harsh words,” says Lightfoot. “I’ve tried to modulate my reactions to things like that, strived to be calmer in my interactions even when I feel strongly. ‘Paper Thin Walls’ is about having your heart run over by someone who never really comes through.”

Strong, sure-footed and soulful, Consider the Speed sees Lightfoot finding new roots on the road, and at home in her own skin more than ever before. On this Memphis-recorded session, the acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist is in top form, backed by seasoned session ringers and captured by Grammy-winning producer Newland and Grammy-winning engineer Mitchell. 

When Lightfoot initially met the critically acclaimed producer in Connecticut, they quickly bonded over a love for jazz, loud guitars, and CCR. As talk turned toward a working collaboration, Newland initially suggested recording in New York. Lightfoot was on board but at the same time was itching to work at Royal Studios, a legendary mainstay of the Memphis Sound that she had visited while on tour.   

In the happiest of coincidences, two weeks before she was scheduled to track, Newland asked if she’d be up for trying out a studio he loved: Royal Studios, a humble South Memphis room that’s plenty legendary. As the home of Hi Records and birthplace of pivotal sessions for Al Green, Chuck Berry, Ann Peebles, Ike & Tina Turner, Buddy Guy, and Keith Richards, it has also given the world innovative albums from De La Soul and Wu-Tang Clan, and even Mark Ronson’s global chart-topper “Uptown Funk”.  

At Royal, Lightfoot was able to connect with this eclectic lineage through the studio’s owner, engineer Boo Mitchell (Mark Ronson, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, North Mississippi Allstars, Ty Segall) and seasoned session players, a trio of drummer Steve Potts (Al Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas), bassist Davy Smith (Kris Kristofferson, Al Green, Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett, BB King, John Mayall) and veteran Stax keyboardist Lester Snell (Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Rufus Thomas, Albert King, Mavis Staples, Ann Peebles, Steve Earle, Albert King, Otis Rush, Keith Richards). Consider the Speed finds Lightfoot picking up momentum as the future unfolds before her like a map packed with creative possibilities, and no road a detour.  

Consider The Speed Tracklist
01. Called Out Your Name  
02. It’s Over Now
03. Empty House
04. Love You So
05. Consider the Speed
06. Lost You Forever  
07. Midnight Choir  
08. Ramblin’ Rose  
09. Paper Thin Walls  
10. One High Note  
11. Two Wild Horses  


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