Alyssa Gafkjen

After releasing his gut-wrenching track "The Weakness" last month, Ruston Kelly has now shared an even more personal single called "Mending Song."

The emotional offering arrived Thursday, and it's a very confessional track, directly addressing his high-profile divorce from fellow singer Kacey Musgraves and subsequent decision to retreat to an old Victorian bungalow in the small Tennessee town of Portland, although this particular track was written during a solo trip to Joshua Tree in California. The song is from Kelly's new album The Weakness, which is coming April 7.

"I rented this little cabin out on 22 acres, just me and the coyotes, and ended up checking out a shop nearby and buying a baritone ukulele,” says Kelly. “I remember thinking, ‘This is so stupid — I’m trying to be that guy, going out to some cabin and writing my opus. Why don’t I just have some fun?’”

As he did just that, the lyrics emerged for what would become "Mending Song": “Something grew up twisted in me / Ripping all the seams / But I was mended by the love of my momma / To fight the devils down in me."

See the new, Bella Mazzola-directed video below.

The Weakness Tour Dates:
April 12th - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom ~
April 13th - Birmingham, AL - Iron City ~
April 15th - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater ~
April 16th - Charlotte, NC - Underground ~
April 17th - Washington, DC - 930 Club *
April 19th - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry *
April 20th - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony *
April 21st - New York, NY - Webster Hall *
April 22nd - Philadelphia, PA - TLA *
April 25th - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
April 27th - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird #
April 28th - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache #
April 29th - Chicago, IL - House of Blues #
April 30th - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
May 2nd - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre #
May 3rd - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot #
May 5th - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory ^
May 6th - Seattle, WA - Showbox ^
May 7th - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall ^
May 9th - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall ^
May 11th - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ^
May 12th - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up ^
May 13th - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theater ^
May 14th - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom ^
May 16th - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf ^
May 18th - Dallas, TX - The Echo Lounge and Music Hall #
May 19th - Houston, TX - House of Blues #
May 20th - Austin, TX - Stubb’s #
May 22nd - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads #
June 2nd - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater $

~ Annie DiRusso
* Purr
# Briscoe
^ Richy Mitch and the Coal Miners
$ Jenny Lewis

Ruston Kelly on tour with Noah Kahan:
June 17th – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA
June 18th – Firefly Distillery, Charleston, SC
Aug 31st – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Sept. 12th – KEMBA Live!, Columbus, OH
Sept. 13th – St. Louis Music Park – Maryland Heights, MO
Sept 15th – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN
Sept 16th – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Sterling Heights, MI
Sept. 17th – Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON