Vanessa Carlton ditched her major record label (only signing with the NY based Razor and Tie after her record was completed) and traded in the polished sound of her first three records for a more standard approach to recording on her new project Rabbits On The Run, and she’s offering her gorgeous first single “Carousel” for free over on at AmazonMP3.
The warm and unique feel of this track is something that’s hard to track down in modern day recordings, which is in part because of the involvement of producer Steve Osborne, who Vanessa hand picked out because of his dreamscape sound he built with the band Doves and also because of the decision made to record her entire album to analog tape.
It’s a smart move and one that works over the style she brings to the table in that while her signature songs “A Thousand Miles” and “White Houses” sound great on their own, it’s the more stripped sound of the songs we’re going to hear on this record that truly brings out the artistic integrity inside the extremely talented singer/songwriter.
“Carousel” provides beautiful lyrics, lovely instrumentation, a wonderful choir, and perhaps one of the best engineered tracks of 2011. This is a must have!
You can watch the music video for “Carousel” by clicking here and make sure you leave a comment letting us know what you think of the track! Also check out the video below. It offers some great behind the scenes footage of the making of Rabbits On The Run which is due out July 26th, 2011.
Many thanks to my friend and hardcore Vanessa Carlton fan – Martin, for providing me with some of the facts you read in this article.