Leann Rimes plants her heart amidst a flurry of emotions. It’s her revelatory awakening in every sense of the word. She funnels that transformation into a new song 一 yes, aptly titled “awakening.” Drums ring as though they’re signaling an almost heavenly experience, and Rimes’ stirs her voice into a frenzy so strong it wrecks everything in its path. As she always has, she wrings conviction from each syllable, powering up in the refrain, “There’s a stirring in the deep end of the waters, and I’m summoning the spirits of my ghosts / So, it overflows.”
Listen to “awakening” below.