Vanessa Carlton has been ready to release her new album, Liberman, for an entire year now, and finally we got our first single from the record today. Nylon has the exclusive premiere of “Blue Pool,” a dreamy yet foreboding indie track set to a tinkling piano and strummed guitar. Vanessa sings lyrics that conjure up imagery that is beautiful and thought-provoking. It works perfectly with her “swirly” piano part. Vanessa said of “Blue Pool”:
This whole album is paired down and minimalist and this song is an example of how you can turn a traditional piano vocal song into something else. Also I’m a big Philip Glass fan and I love how Steve Osborne (Liberman producer & mixer) was able to turn my swirly piano part at the end into this slippery sounding kaleidoscope.
“Blue Pool” will be released along with an EP of the same name on July 24th. It will include 4 tracks; these songs will also be a part of a double album deluxe version of Vanessa’s forthcoming record. The Blue Pool EP track listing is as follows:
- “Take It Easy”
- “Blue Pool”
- “Operator” (Live Living Room Session)
- “Nothing Where Something Used To Be” (Live Living Room Session)
Vanessa’s full-length fifth album, Liberman, will released in late October. It is also set to include “Blue Pool.” Although the complete 10 song track listing was announced last year, it looks like things may have changed a bit. “Young Heart” was initially set to be track 5 on Liberman, however the song was released this April as a non-album single. With “Young Heart” off the track list and already in our own playlists, how will the complete track list look now? We will find out in the coming months.
Look out for the Blue Pool EP on July 24th, and announcements regarding Liberman – due in late October via Dine Alone Records – will be made soon. Don’t forget: Liberman will be released with a double album deluxe version as well! You can read up on all we know about Liberman so far, and see what songs will likely appear on the album. Keep checking back here for all the latest Vanessa Carlton music news.