Brandi Carlile announced the release of In These Silent Days, her follow-up to 2018’s By The Way, I Forgive You, this week. On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, the Grammy winner gave an emotional performance of lead single “Right On Time.”
Carlile, who was dressed in a gleaming, embroidered jacket, kept the first half of her performance simple, singing and playing the piano. Later, she took to the stage with an electric guitar and a supporting band to finish the song.
“Never before have the twins and I written an album during a time of such uncertainty and quiet solitude,” Carlile said in a statement around In These Silent Days. “I never imagined that I’d feel so exposed and weird as an artist without the armor of a costume, the thrill of an applause and the platform of the sacred stage.
“Despite all this, the songs flowed through — pure and unperformed, loud and proud, joyful and mournful. Written in my barn during a time of deep and personal reckoning. There’s plenty reflection…but mostly it’s a celebration. This album is what drama mixed with joy sounds like. It’s resistance and gratitude, righteous anger and radical forgiveness. It’s the sound of these silent days.”