Grammy-winning folks singer Brandi Carlile carried out a shifting, dwell acoustic rendition of her observe “The Joke” Thursday (Feb. 14) on Ellen. The track is the lead single from her critically acclaimed sixth studio album, By the Way, I Forgive You, which took house the Grammy for finest Americana album this yr.
When the quantity started, Carlile stood onstage with only a guitar in hand and passionately strummed alongside whereas she belted out highly effective notes. The viewers watched in silence because the singer’s immense vocals commanded management of the house with each small voice crack and plucked guitar string.
The spotlight of Carlile’s efficiency got here towards the tip, with Carlile belting on the high of her register, bringing the room to a standing ovation. After the set, the singer spoke with Ellen DeGeneres about her Grammy acceptance speeches and what it felt like being the most-nominated feminine artist of the night time.
“I got here out of the closet after I was 14 years outdated due to you,” Carlile instructed DeGeneres. “I by no means attended any events or was ever invited to a dance or something like that. I mainly mentioned that to be embraced by such a permanent and loving neighborhood was the dance of a lifetime.”
DeGeneres praised the singer for bravery and talked about Carlile’s upcoming Madison Square Garden efficiency. Carlile described the achievement as an “unfathomable dream” that she’s extraordinarily excited to see come true.
Watch Carlile’s impeccable efficiency of "The Joke" beneath: