Vanessa Carlton unveils the third of six cover songs that she plans to release over the coming months with a cover of Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart,” which she premiered on Consequence of Soundearlier this week. LISTEN AND PURCHASE HERE.
Neil Young is one of my favorite artists because of his ability to be vulnerable. He is unafraid to be himself in his work, which isn’t an easy feat. He is one of the greats because of this. Since having a child I am even more attune to the rawness of this song. The artful simplicity of this lyric coupled with the cyclical feel of the music makes this song one of my favorite worlds to live in.– Vanessa Carlton
Carlton began her cover song series with her cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” (CLICK HERE) followed by Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” (CLICK HERE).
Fans first were first given a taste of Carlton’s musical evolution when she released the critically-acclaimed studio album Liberman in 2015 via Dine Alone. The ten songs on the album reflected on 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 brought you into her world and showcased a new side to this accomplished songwriter.
Stay tuned for more music from Vanessa Carlton. In the meantime, please visit vanessacarlton.com for more information.