That Wasn't Me

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"That Wasn't Me"
Single by Brandi Carlile
from the album Bear Creek
Released April 3, 2012 (2012-04-03)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre folk rock
Length 3:42
Label Columbia
Producer(s) Trina Shoemaker
Brandi Carlile singles chronology
"Dying Day"
"That Wasn't Me"

"That Wasn't Me" is a song by American recording artist Brandi Carlile. The song serves as the lead single off Carlile's fourth studio album, Bear Creek.[1]


The song's lyrics were inspired by the addiction and recovery of one of Carlile's friends[2][3] while the style was influenced by Elton John, The Beatles and Sheryl Crow.[2][4] The song is written from the viewpoint of the addict, and addresses the healing process and reconciliation that comes with overcoming addiction.[5]

On March 19, 2012, "That Wasn't Me" was announced along with Carlile's fourth studio album via her official website. The announcement stated that the single would be sent to radios soon. On March 26, via social networking site Twitter, Carlile "tweeted" the single cover and announced that the single would be released online on April 3.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[6] 50
US Triple A (Billboard)[7] 7


  1. ^ David Burger (March 19, 2012). "Brandi Carlile, in Utah in July, to release new album in June". Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Kornbluth, Jesse (July 23, 2012). "Interrogating Brandi Carlile: I Knew 'That Wasn't Me' Was Our 'Let It Be.'". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ferriss, Jedd (July 24, 2012). "Brandi Carlile closes Bele Chere behind new album". Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Dickens, Tad (July 22, 2012). "Brandi Carlile: Standing and singing on the shoulders of her superheroes". Roanoke Times. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ NPR Staff. "Brandi Carlile:Bending Notes Until They Break". Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Triple A". Mediabase 24/7. Mediabase. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 

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