1.Alone In The Dark
3.Long Way Back
6.Love Will Save The Day
8.Rest Of Me
For this album, Crow worked again with producer, musician and songwriter Jeff Trott, a long-time collaborator throughout her career. Trott co-wrote many of Crows classic hits including If It Makes You Happy and My Favorite Mistake.
Crow says her main goal was to investigate what made my early songs strike people as being authentic and original. So for the first time in my life, I made it a point to sit down and really listen to my old records. Id drive my kids to school and play the old stuff as I came back home. That helped me remember what it felt like when I was just beginning as an artist. But it wasnt about repeating myself. It was about revisiting where I came from and seeing where that would take me now.
The other thing that makes Be Myself special to me is that its really topical, Crow continues. This past summer, because of what was going on in the world and particularly in the United States; I began to feel a sense of urgency about writing. Crow and Trott agreed to enlist their old friend Tchad Blake to engineer and mix the sessions with whom they hadnt worked with for 18 years, and we turned out some good old-school Sheryl Crow tunes, she adds.
Be Myself is like each of her preceding releases: thoughtful and candid. Its unlike them too, mainly in that it represents contradictory movement -- a look at the world today powered in part by a return to the energy that first lofted Crow and her music into the limelight.