Another powerful ballad, "Right On Time" is the latest from the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who is a master of emotion and melody. Carlile really knows how to mix the heavy with the light, big powerful sounds with a simple, pretty melody. Those kinds of dichotomies really push the feeling of the song to the forefront, making sure you're feeling every emotion Carlile sings.
The video, directed by Friends and Scream star Courteney Cox, starts with Carlile on a stage, her adoring audience cheering for "one more song." And she delivers. While most of the video shows her looking defeated and tired, at the end she emerges happy and content.
"It's not too late/Either way, I lose you in these silent days/It wasn't right/But it was right on time," Carlile tragically sings in the chorus. It's a song about loss and acceptance. Sometimes things go bad, but they were what needed to happen at the time.
It's classic Carlile, taking some of the most profound experiences in life and being able to capture them perfectly in a three-minute song. And she once again proves why she's one of the best songwriters and performers in music.
Carlile also announced that she'll be releasing a new album, In These Silent Days on October 1. What a perfect autumn treat!
In between that album and this, Carlile didn't rest on her laurels. In 2020, she won a Grammy as a producer of Tanya Tucker's Best Country Album While I'm Livin'.
She also formed the country supergroup The Highwomen, with Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, and Amanda Shires. That group won a Grammy this year for Best Country Song for the single "Crowded Table."
Brandi Carlile has so much more to tell us. What a powerful and beautiful way to kick off a new era of music for the artist. If this song is any indication, Carlile is set to earn a lot more Grammy wins!