Michelle Branch Returns As A ‘Hopeless Romantic’

Michelle Branch‘s first full-length album in 14 years is shaping up to be a real departure from the wistful days of 'Breathe,' indeed. 'Hopeless Romantic,' the forthcoming LP’s eponymous single, is a cannonball into funky blues-rock. Hear it now.

Today, I’m winding the clock back 16 years to when I was a teenager in High-School and pop-rock singer-songwriter Michelle Branch had entered the music charts with her hit song, Everywhere. If you were born before the year 2001, you would probably have no idea what or who I’m blabbing on about right now but I can assure you that in 2001, everyone I knew (and that really just extended to my schoolmates and my family) was singing along to the hook of this song.

Fast-forward to today April 7th and Michelle Branch is set to return with her first album in 14 years, “Hopeless Romantic”. The 14-track collection is the follow-up to 2003’s Grammy-nominated “Hotel Paper” and marks her third overall.

“Hopeless Romantic” was co-written and co-produced by The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and the title track, released today, serves as the album’s lead single.

The song has rock ‘n’ roll vibes providing a smokier and slightly edgier sound, than what her early fans (like myself) are used to, but nonetheless, the hook will get in your head.

Stream it above.