Vanessa Carlton unveils a haunting new track titled “Miner’s Canary” that captures Carlton like we have never heard her before. She paints a vivid portrait of the complex nature of abuse, what looks like cruelty to the outside observer can be perceived as love and power by the person on the receiving end… in the caves. Blame is neither taken nor explicitly placed, but that doesn’t stop the fury and pain from being unfurled through her arpeggiating piano with gutting intensity. All the while, her gasps for air break through the surface, growing more frequent and more intense until they converge with the crescendo of the piano, morphing into a warped, electronic scream. The track is off her upcoming studio albumLove Is An Art (out March 27, 2020) – PRESS HERE to pre-order the album. To listen to “Miner’s Canary” – PRESS HERE.
The upcoming album Love Is An Art, produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips), explores the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out. It’s that constantly evolving nature of love, expectations and compassion that Carlton analyses from all angles on Love Is An Art, from romantic, to parental, to the friends that hold us up and the leaders that repeatedly let us down.
True to Carlton’s skill as both a lyricist and an instrumentalist, the arrangements on Love Is An Art tell these tales as vibrantly as the words themselves: piano parts that speak of rage and tenderness, synths that burst and glow like dawn.
Tying into the album release, Vanessa will embark on her Love Is An Art Tour with special guest Jenny O. Concert Ticket bundles are available through Vanessa’s fan ticketing site and include a discount when purchasing a signed CD or vinyl along with a concert ticket. Signed albums will be available for pick up night of the show at participating venues at the merch stand. $1 for each ticket sold through Vanessa’s ticketing site will benefit the Nashville Ballet. – PRESS HERE
Love Is An Art – Track listing 1. I Can’t Stay The Same 2. Companion Star 3. I Know You Don’t Mean It 4. Die, Dinosaur 5. Love Is An Art 6. Future Pain 7. Back To Life 8. Patience 9. The Only Way To Love 10. Salesman 11. Miner’s Canary
Love Is An Art TourFirst Leg April 2 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill April 3 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room April 4 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre April 5 Chicago, IL @ City Winery April 6 Chicago, IL @ City Winery April 8 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark April 9 Toronto, ON @ The Drake April 10 Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts of Homer April 11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels April 13 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Theatre April 14 Washington, DC @ Birchmere April 16 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live April 18 Boston, MA @ Sinclair April 19 New York, NY @ City Winery April 20 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern April 22 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground April 23 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery April 24 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery April 25 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Second Leg May 27 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – Parish Room May 28 Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock May 29 Austin, TX @ Antone’s May 30 Dallas, TX @ Blue Light June 2 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole June 3 San Diego, CA @ Casbah June 4 San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House June 6 Los Angeles @ Roxy June 7 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s June 10 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios June 11 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door June 12 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door June 13 Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret June 16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge June 18 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre June 19 Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove June 21 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar