Vanessa Carlton’s new album, Liberman, has been in the works for two years, and was originally described as “euphoric” in 2012. Now that it is done being recorded, Vanessa has offered some more descriptions to excite her fans. Those who liked her last album, Rabbits On The Run, will probably enjoy her new record. She told the New Jersey Herald:
I wanted to go deeper into the atmospheric sounds that Steve Osborne and I created on ‘Rabbits on the Run.’ This album, ‘Liberman,’ is an album for headphones. The one that you listen to when you walk. It feels like a dream to me. And then at the end you wake up.
Liberman will also be meditative and philosophical, as she described to Examiner:
I would say it’s lush. The songs are lush and they feel… very calm and meditative, but at the same time, I think the melodies are really strong so it goes down really easy. The sonics of the record are really amazing. I worked with Steve Osborne who’s the sound engineer, and he comes up with these incredible sounds that are like you feel like you’re in a dream or something… so I’d call it dreamy, and seance-y, meditative. It’s great music for just walking and getting lost in music in your head, you know? Lyrically, it’s not very personal, it’s just more philosophical.
Vanessa says her favorite track on Liberman is a song called “Take It Easy.” Just yesterday she confirmed that it will be the first song on the 10-track album, thus finalizing the full tracklist. She has been playing the song in her concerts since 2012, so it will be interesting to hear “Take It Easy” in studio quality.
Unfortunately, fans won’t be able to hear it that soon: Liberman may not be out until next year.
Well, we don’t have a release date yet, but the album is totally complete. We’re working on the visual art to go along with the record…. I’m really excited to get it out there, but I don’t have any more info yet for you, sorry.
We should know more about the delay by July.
I have a good reason for album delay. Ill be able to give ya more info in about 4 weeks. Thanks for the patience.
— Vanessa Carlton (@VanessaCarlton) June 10, 2014
Hopefully the wait won’t be too long. In the meantime, fans can listen to live versions of some of Liberman‘s tracks, as well as other standalone songs like “Patience,” “I’ll Wait For You,” and her collaboration with Deer Tick, “In Our Time.” You can find all of them here, along with a recap of all we know about Liberman. You can also check out the complete list of songs that did – and didn’t – make the cut for the new album.
Knowing Vanessa’s previous work, the wait for Liberman will be worth it. As she described to 27East:
The sounds are really lush and beautiful. There’s room for instrumentals and room for rabbit holes. Beautiful little vortexes, I call them. I really love when I stumble across those things in a song.