16 June 2015
| Autumn Hill|
| June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16)|
House of Blues
Song Rimes Studio
The Lab and Bluemanrecording
(Buffalo, New York)
David "Dwave" Thomson
Juno Award for Country Album of the Year
Anchor is the second studio album by Canadian country music duo Autumn Hill, released on June 16, 2015 via Wax Records and distributed by Universal Music Canada. Its lead single, "Blame", became their first song to reach the top five on the Billboard Canada Country chart.
Their debut studio album, Favourite Mistake, was released in 2013 and produced four country airplay hits. With "Anything at All" charting at both the adult contemporary and country formats, the duo earned the distinction of being the first Canadian country music act to crossover to pop radio since Shania Twain. Produced by Dave Thomson, Anchor was co-written by Autumn Hill and songwriters from Nashville, Tennessee. After touring with Kira Isabella in late 2014, the duo sought to move away from the ballad-heavy approach of their previous record and "focus on songs that would translate to our live shows," according to member Mike Robins.
"Blame" was released on March 3, 2015 as the album's lead single. The music video premiered the same date. It failed to enter the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, but reached a peak position of 4 on the Canada Country airplay chart, marking the duo's first top five hit.
"Return Policy" was released to Canadian country radio on August 31, 2015 as the second official single.
The album's third single, "Mixtape", was serviced to radio on January 27, 2016.
The album's fourth single, "Good Night for Going Nowhere" released to Canadian country radio on May 18, 2016.
During the lead-up to the album's release, three tracks were released to iTunes as promotional singles supporting pre-orders: "It Don't Get Better Than This" premiered June 3, 2015; "Summertime Free" premiered June 5, 2015; and "Return Policy" premiered June 8, 2015.
Credits adapted from liner notes.Instruments
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