Courtney Marie Andrews
UK Americana Awards international album of the year 2021
UK Americana Awards international artist of the year 2021
“bracingly and courageously unfiltered” THE SUNDAY TIMES Album of the Week
"these are high quality songs written by someone who knows her craft” ★★★★ FINANCIAL TIMES Album Of The Week
“With the voice of Linda Ronstadt and the song writing gifts of Joni Mitchell, there simply isn’t anything to dislike about Old Flowers” ★★★★ MOJO
Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers
Supported by Lola Kirke
A Note on Old Flowers
You can’t water old flowers. Yes, you fall in love, you make mistakes, and so do they. You run through blackberry fields in the summer of your youth, dream in passenger seats gazing past towns and fields, imagining a future life where everything works out. I fell head over heels in love at nineteen. The kind of love where you call up your best friend and say, “I think I’ve found my soulmate.” The pull towards that first true love is strong. It consumes you, makes you question your own dreams.
We taught each other, grew up together, we were family. Then one day, after a long and rocky nine year road, life changed and became a complicated mess too hard to untangle.
On New Year’s Day, 2018, a great horned owl dropped dead at my exes’ feet in my mother’s yard. It felt like a daunting omen, ushering on change for the both of us.
The omen was true. That year, I started to see the woman I could be, the woman I wasn’t yet. I knew that was a sign that it was time for change. New Year’s Day 2019, I said goodbye to my first true love and moved across the country. Losing someone you spend every day for nearly a decade with is intense. We talked in our dreams. I knew where he was, even before I entered a place. He’d always be there if I had a feeling. Humans are connected in unexplainable ways.
Even with all the mystic symbolism that year presented, this is an age-old story: We fall in love, we grow up, we change, and they don’t change with us. ‘Old Flowers’ is about heartbreak.
"This was my truth this year – my nine year relationship ended, and I’m a woman alone in the world, but happy to know herself".