The Nashville-based singer/songwriter/producer Mat Kearney has just announced that he will be releasing his new album, January Flower, on May 21st via Tomorrow Music/Caroline. The album is currently available for pre-order here.

January Flower was written between an isolated retreat in Joshua Tree with old friend Marshall Roeman and songwriter Eli Teplin and Kearney’s home studio in Nashville with longtime collaborator Robert Marvin (who also helmed Kearney’s breakout Nothing Left To Lose and 2011’s Young Love). The record sees Kearney in his rawest form, going back to his roots of the songwriting process and again discovering the joy of making music.

It was about digging down and finding the innocence that comes with wanting to make music solely for the love and passion of doing it,” he says. “I wanted to stay true to that voice.”

To celebrate the album announcement, Kearney has released the first single — and album opener — “Powerless” for fans to hear. The song, which can be found above, came from those early sessions in Joshua Tree, with Kearney considering what it means to lose power – both literally and figuratively – and embracing the feeling of your life being pleasantly out of control. “That mirrors our experience in life,” he notes. “We have all these grand plans and then something else happens and it can become even better than you planned.”

“Powerless” is joined on January Flower by previously released singles “Can’t Look Back” and “Grand Canyon,” both released this past fall.