Sharna Burcher has released her new single Backwards Town, the title track from her sophomore album, which is due for release early next year. The album will be her first full-length release since graduating from the CMAA Academy of Country Music in 2016, following the release of her debut album Livin’ on Closing Time in 2015. This single is not only an exciting taste of what’s to come, but also an example of why Sharna has opened for award-winning acts like Catherine Britt, Bill Chambers and Fanny Lumsden.
Backwards Town is a song about life in a small town. “Life and the local rumour mill can get interesting sometimes when you’re growing up in a small town,” says Sharna, “and I feel like the track brings a lot of fun and humour to the topic.”
The single was written with Bill Chambers, who also took on producer duties. “The concept came from Bill and I growing up in small towns, so we both drew from our upbringings and life experiences,” says Sharna. “It was the easiest, most fun song I have ever written, and it seemed to write itself at times. It just flowed out very easily.”