Nashville-based singer/songwriter Caroline Spence unveils her third full-length album, Mint Condition – her debut release on Rounder Records. Following her critically acclaimed 2017 release, Spades & Roses, Mint Condition is an album narrated by people in various states of searching. With sincere poetic clarity, Spence plays directly to the heart of Americana: her unapologetically-authentic and emotionally resonating lyrics, delivered through an ethereal songbirds voice, are both engaging and disarming. Each of the eleven songs on Mint Condition imparts a kinetic energy, fused together by spirit of collaboration. The sole co-written track on the album “Song About A City” finds Spence collaborating with Nashville-based artist Ashley Ray, and Emmylou Harris makes a guest vocal appearance on the title track. MintCondition was produced by Dan Knobler at Goosehead Palace and mixed by Gary Paczosa in Nashville, TN, and released May 3, 2019.
“To me, the craft of songwriting is about the discipline it takes to make sure that every single word and melodic moment, no matter how small, is serving a purpose and also, and most importantly, the willingness to be vulnerable and honest over and over again each time you sit down to write. If you write for a rhyme and not a reason, your song isn’t going to hit as hard.”
– Caroline Spence