“The Things That We Are Made Of” will be available on May 6th. Carpenter told “Rolling Stone Country,” “It was important to me that it be the first song on the record. I think sequencing is really important. I’m old-school; I still think of the excitement of getting a full album. I still think in those terms when I’m writing …trying to create a particular environment and a thematically related collection of songs. That’s how I grew up listening to music and how I grew up receiving an artist’s work.”