Next Year's Girl, the third project by Americana singer/songwriter Rachel Allyn, was released April 8, 2016.
Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Joe Palmaccio of The Place... For Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee, calls it Allyn's "most artistically realized work," and says, "the songs, their treatments, and [Allyn’s] vocal performances are at another level."
Next Year’s Girl is a cohesive collection of finely crafted and personally reflective yet universally relatable songs. Drawing on influences ranging from the Rolling Stones and Elvis Costello to Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves, Allyn combines her lyrics with rock and roll guitars, bluesy B3, and traditional country pedal steel to create a story and sound all her own. Delicately straddling the line between vintage and modern, and timeless and boundary-pushing, Next Year’s Girl certainly is Allyn’s most artistically realized work to date.