Vanessa Carlton unveils her episode of Spotify’s Original Series “The Drop” today. “The Drop” gives music fans a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the album releases of established artists trying something new or emerging artists releasing a first single – in their own words. Previous episodes have featured artists such as Blink 182 and Flume. Carlton’s episode dives into her recent cover song series and her evolution into an independent singer-songwriter.PRESS HEREto watch.
“Thank you, Spotify, for featuring me on “The Drop.” It’s always nice when fans can get a little more insight into the artistic process.” –Vanessa Carlton
Carlton began her cover song series with her cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” (PRESS HERE)followed by Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” (PRESS HERE), Neil Young’s “Only Love Will Break Your Heart” (PRESS HERE), Karen Dalton’s “Little Bit of Rain” (PRESS HERE), and most recently Elliott Smith’s “Needle in the Hay” (PRESS HERE).
Fans first were first given a taste of Carlton’s musical evolution when she released the critically-acclaimed studio albumLibermanin 2015 via Dine Alone. The ten songs on the album reflected on Vanessa’s current state of mind since moving from NYC to Nashville, marrying husband John McCauley (Deer Tick) and having a baby girl. The simple instrumentation mixed with her wistful vocals and poignant lyrics brought you into her world and showcased a new side to this accomplished songwriter.