Vanessa Carlton unveils a haunting new track titled “Miner’s Canary” that captures Carlton like we have never heard her before.

Vanessa 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 album Love Is An Art (out March 27, 2020)

Her 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 analyzes 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.  $1 for each ticket sold through Vanessa’s ticketing site will benefit the Nashville Ballet.

More information on Vanessa Carlton can be found at her official website.

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
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