English-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Karen Elson shares her new single “Call Your Name,” which was produced by Jonathan Wilson and Pat Carney. Currently streaming on Noisey it will be released Friday, February 17th. Elson says about the track, “Originally, when I wrote ‘Call Your Name,’ I wanted it be a duet, but I realized that the song is about the two sides of me; the dark and light battling each other. Sometimes you have to look in the mirror and realize that no-one, in essence, can save you from yourself! It’s also a question of my identity, who am I when you strip away the smoke and mirrors.”
Karen Elson is heading to Austin, TX in March for SXSW. She has also added a special performance with M. Ward in Nashville on March 21st and will celebrate her album release in Nashville at Third Man Records on April 4th and at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on April 7th.
Elson will release her sophomore album Double Roses on April 7th, via H.O.T Records Ltd. Elson, who released her debut The Ghost Who Walks in 2010, was recently signed by the LA-based label for the US and 1965 Records (PIAS) for the rest of the world. First album offering, “Distant Shore” features Benmont Tench on keys and Laura Marling on backing vocals. Hear it here.
Double Roses was recorded in Los Angeles, at the world-renowned United Studios (neé Ocean Way) in Hollywood, with producer Jonathan Wilson (Jackson Browne, Father John Misty, Conor Oberst). The album features collaborations with an array of musical talent, including Pat Carney, Father John Misty, Laura Marling, Benmont Tench, Pat Sansone (Wilco), Nate Wolcott (Bright Eyes), Paul Cartwright and Dhani Harrison. The title Double Roses is taken from a Sam Shepard poem that appears in his journal collection Motel Chronicles.
Karen Elson Tour Dates
March 15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 21 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery (with M. Ward)