Vanessa Carlton’s Forthcoming 6th Album Is Finished

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Earlier this month, Vanessa Carlton revealed that her upcoming 6th album was in the mixing phase. Now, only a few weeks later, she confirms that it’s done! Mixing and mastering seem to have been completed! Check out her announcement – featuring her lovely dog, Lord Victor – below:

How he feels about his mom finally finishing her new album! Heading home to Nashville with the wind in our hair.

 

Vanessa entered the studio on January 23rd with producer Dave Fridmann, Mike Fridmann, Adam Landry, and Patrick Hallahan. They finished tracking on February 4th. By April 10th, they were in the mixing phase.

Update 5/4: Vanessa contrasted between her previous album Liberman and her upcoming 6th record, saying, “The last album was an earthly seance….and the next will be a trip to the moon.”

In 2017, Vanessa revealed she was working on a new album, performing its potential title track, “Love Is An Art,” for lucky fans. In an interview with The Cut last summer, Vanessa spoke a bit more about the album, revealing that it’s “partially inspired by Michael Pollan’s new book How to Change Your Mind. The concept came about a few years ago, based on a collaboration with indie music producer Dave Fridmann.”

And the six covers she did in 2018 may be an indication of how her new music will sound. She told The Cut:

Doing covers is a way, as a musician, to see A) where your head’s at, because how are you going to interpret this? It’s like a mirror. And then B) it’s also a place where you can experiment and try different sounds.

Vanessa Carlton’s last album, Liberman, came out in fall 2015. It launched stunning singles like “Blue Pool,”“Operator,” “House Of Seven Swords,” and “Nothing Where Something Used To Be.” Since then, Vanessa also released a few special albums and EPs. We got Liberman Live in 2016, followed by the Earlier Things Live EP in 2017. Then last year, Vanessa released six covers; you can now get them all in one package on vinyl.

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Vanessa’s upcoming 6th album is due later this year. Now that it’s finished, we shouldn’t have to wait too long before we hear the first single. It will be exciting to hear where Vanessa’s music takes us next!

Get ready to hear new Vanessa Carlton in just a few more months. There will be plenty of exciting things to come now that she’s finished making the album. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest music news.

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