|This Is M.E.|
|Studio album by Melissa Etheridge|
|Released||September 30, 2014|
|Producer||Jerry Wonda, RoccStar, Jerrod Bettis, Jon Levine, Melissa Etheridge |
|Melissa Etheridge chronology|
|Singles from This Is M.E.|
This Is M.E. is the thirteenth studio album by American rock/pop musician Melissa Etheridge, released on September 30, 2014 by Etheridge's own label ME Records, which is distributed by Primary Wave Records. It features eleven tracks on the standard release and four bonus tracks on the Target exclusive version.
Etheridge has embarked on an extensive promotional tour in support of the album, appearing on such shows as The Meredith Vieira Show, Entertainment Tonight, The View, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly and Michael.
In its first week on the Billboard 200, This Is M.E. debuted at No. 21. It also debuted at No. 23 on the Digital Albums chart, and No. 5 on the Top Rock Albums chart, selling 14,000 copies in the first week. The album has sold 50,000 copies in the United States as of September 2016.
Allmusic said of the album, "There's something appealing in hearing Etheridge try a number of new sounds: not everything fits but the restlessness is admirable", and awarded the album three stars.Rolling Stone also awarded the album three stars, and wrote "As always, her voice can walk a fine line between passionate and histrionic, but when she dials it back on the smoldering 'Like A Preacher', it's clear that this honeymoon might be the start of a whole new her."
On June 18, 2014, Etheridge posted a video to her YouTube page calling for fans to submit photos of themselves for her new album cover. Etheridge said of this "Because my fans are such a huge part of ME, and I wouldn't be ME without YOU, I took photos submitted by my fans and turned it into my album cover". The finished album cover is a mosaic of numerous small photos of fans, with colors slightly tinted to form the appearance of Etheridge.
|1.||"I Won't Be Alone Tonight"||Melissa Etheridge, Jon Levine||4:28|
|2.||"Take My Number"||Etheridge, Jerrod Bettis||3:55|
|3.||"A Little Hard Hearted"||Etheridge, Levine||3:49|
|4.||"Do It Again"||Etheridge, Arden Altino, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Angela Hunte||2:59|
|5.||"Monster"||Etheridge, Altino, Duplessis||3:29|
|6.||"Ain't That Bad"||Etheridge, Leon "RoccStar" Youngblood Jr.||3:12|
|7.||"All the Way Home"||Etheridge, Levine||4:14|
|8.||"Like a Preacher"||Etheridge, Bettis, Noah Diamond, Kelsey Eckstein||4:05|
|9.||"Stranger Road"||Etheridge, Levine||3:25|
|10.||"A Little Bit of Me"||Etheridge, Bettis, Christian Seibert||3:26|
|11.||"Who Are You Waiting For"||Etheridge||4:09|
|Target Exclusive bonus tracks / Australian release|
|12.||"Favorite Song"||Etheridge, Levine||3:33|
|13.||"What I Do"||Etheridge, Altino, Duplessis, Hunte, Bernard Grobman||3:47|
|14.||"Soul Brothers"||Etheridge, Mark Batson||2:52|
|15.||"Saturday Dancing"||Etheridge, Mark Batson||3:18|
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||34|
|Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)||61|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||106|
|Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)||34|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||41|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||96|
|US Billboard 200||21|
|US Independent Albums (Billboard)||2|
|US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)||5|