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New York, NY (September 17, 2021) – One Way Out (BMG), the new album from the iconic Grammy and Academy award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge is available now via all digital platforms and will be in stores on October 1! To celebrate the release, Melissa stopped by Good Morning America yesterday to perform her latest single “As Cool As You Try.”

The nine-track album features a collection of songs written by Etheridge in the late ’80s and early ’90s that never made the cut….until now! The time is finally right and fans will finally get a deeper glimpse to who Melissa was then. Full tracklisting is below.

Etheridge stumbled upon these decades-old songs/demos years ago while gathering materials for a retrospective box set. As she went through the songs, it brought her back to the start of her career and how they just weren’t right for that particular time or album. Some of the tracks were written before she had even come out and never felt comfortable releasing them but knew they would be perfect for the box set. In 2013, the singer found herself back at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with her original band (Fritz Lewak, John Shanks, Kevin McCormick) and would give these songs a new life. Shortly after she finished the records, she would part ways with her label and the box set was shelved. Melissa would begin working on new material and once again, those songs were set aside. That is, until 2020 when she was sorting through old files to share with fans on Etheridge TV’s Friday Night Time Machine show. The time was finally right.

Etheridge is currently on the road in support of the album and will be touring through the fall in support of One Way Out. Dates include new cities and rescheduled shows from 2020. All tour dates and additional info can be found at

One Way Out
As Cool As You Try
I’m No Angel Myself
For The Last Time
Save Myself
That Would Be Me
Wild Wild Wild
You Have No Idea (Live)*
Life Goes On (Live)*

*Recorded at the Roxy in Los Angeles in 2002


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