Vanessa Carlton unveils the last of six cover songs that she has released over the past six months with a cover of Lucinda Williams’ “Lonely Girls,” which she premiered on The Cutlast week. The minimalistic video features Vanessa and the Watson Twins in synchronized outfits and choreography while highlighting Carlton’s mesmerizing vocals. CLICK HERE to watch and to purchase.
I’m a big Lucinda Williams fan but I had never heard this song. My producer Adam Landry suggested it and I was charmed. Adam played heartbeat percussion and that’s when the song came alive in the studio. I thought if I got the Watson Twins to do this with me it would really create an interesting feminine depth. We are all lonely girls navigating the game, aren’t we? – Vanessa Carlton
Vanessa also recently shared her episode of Spotify’s Original Series “The Drop,” which gives music fans a one-of-kind glimpse into the album releases of established artists trying something new or emerging artists releasing a first single – in their own words. Previous episodes have featured artists such as Blink 182 and Flume. Carlton’s episode dives into her recent cover song series and her evolution into an independent singer-songwriter. CLICK HERE to watch.
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), Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” (CLICK HERE), Karen Dalton’s “Little Bit of Rain” (CLICK HERE), and most recently Elliott Smith’s “Needle in the Hay” (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.