Vanessa Carlton announces Blue Pool EP, shares new song
Vanessa Carlton has announced the release of her upcoming EP titled Blue Pool available July 24th. The EP features four tracks written for the upcoming full length album Liberman (out in October) which was named after a colorful oil painting by her grandfather Alan J. Lee, who was originally named Liberman. NYLON premiered the title track “Blue Pool” today along with the artwork and track listing, click here to listen.
“Vanessa Carlton just released the song of the summer.” – NYLON Magazine
“This whole album is paired down and minimalist and this song is an example of how you can turn a traditional piano vocal song into something else,” says Vanessa. “Also I’m a big Philip Glass fan and I love how Steve Osborne (Liberman producer & mixer) was able to turn my swirly piano part at the end into this slippery sounding kaleidoscope.”
The EP features songs “Take It Easy” and “Blue Pool” which will be found on the upcoming album as well as live living room sessions of “Operator” and “Nothing Where Something Used To Be.” A complete catalog of the Living Room Sessions will be available on a deluxe version of the album in October.
These bonus tracks reflect 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 bring you into her world and showcase a new side to this accomplished songwriter.
Carlton introduced her evolved sound to fans with the track “Young Heart” which marked the first new music release for Carlton on Dine Alone. Click here to watch the visualizer.
For the latest from Vanessa Carlton and for more information on tour dates or to purchase tickets, please visit vanessacarlton.com.
Blue Pool Track Listing
1. Take It Easy
2. Blue Pool
3. Operator (Live Living Room Session)
4. Nothing Where Something Used To Be (Live Living Room Session)