The latest from Brennen Leigh certainly doesn't sound like it's from 2022. "Obsessed with the West" sounds wonderfully vintage and timeless. There is a strong base in country and Americana, but the song also contains something else. Maybe it's Leigh's vocals, but "Obsessed with the West" sounds more like a Tin Pan Alley song about the West than an actual country and western song. It's not quite a showtune, but it's not exactly not a showtune, either. It's more like a very reserved song from a musical with some country leanings, and that certainly is not a bad thing.
In a press release, Brennen Leigh says of her new song:
You can listen to "Obsessed with the West" below. The album Obsessed with the West is due out May 6 on Signature Sound Recordings, and can be pre-ordered over at Bandcamp. For more on Brennen Leigh, check out the artist's website.