LOS ANGELES, CA- “Party of One” was the last recording on Brandi Carlile’s sixth studio album, By The Way, I  Forgive You. Brandi has reimagine the poetic song by rerecording it as a duet with the inimitable Sam Smith.

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the single was recorded at L.A.’s Capitol Studios and a portion of the profits from this recording will be donated to, through Brandi’s own Looking Out Foundation, Children In Conflict, an organization that provides “psychosocial support for children associated with armed forces in Central African Republic to food vouchers for starving families in Yemen”.

Of the new recording, Brandi has stated:

 “This is a song about deep and enduring compassion. It’s about trying to navigate domesticity, love and particularly marriage whilst being willed to fail by those that would revoke that right if they could. I’m beyond proud to have collaborated with the incredible Sam Smith. There is no one quite like him and I’ve never heard a voice like his before. He’s an absolute gentleman and a sweetheart and I’m proud to call him my friend. We came to know one another through our work as ambassadors for Children in Conflict, so it felt only right to use our platforms and music as a tool to spotlight the work they are doing to help children affected by war. We hope the vulnerability of this song reflects the fragility of their situation and compels people to support our cause.”

This reworking is very faithful to the original version, but you can’t mistake Sam Smith’s heavenly tenor on the melody. Of his working with Brandi, Sam adds:

“I am so excited for everyone to have this song in their ears and hearts. Working with Brandi Carlile is truly one of the highlights of my career. Her voice and songwriting get me through the dark days. Brandi is a mentor to me and now a friend and I’m so thankful she asked me to feature on her single. I hope you all love this as much as I do.”

Brandi and Sam are hoping the new recording can raise at least a million dollars for the charitable cause. Have a listen and pick up a copy and put it in your playlists.

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Brandi Carlile & Sam Smith. Photo by Matt Hayslett. Courtesy of Brandi Carlile. Used with Permission.
Brandi Carlile & Sam Smith. Photo by Matt Hayslett. Courtesy of Brandi Carlile. Used with Permission.