[pullquote quote=”And I’ve never been so sure, that after all these years I’ll never learn.” credit=”London, by Vanessa Carlton”]One thing hasn’t changed in the nearly ten years since singer-songwriter [lastfm]Vanessa Carlton[/lastfm] released her debut album: she’s still got an uncanny way with words. A GRAMMY-nominated artist, Carlton vaulted to fame in 2002 when her single “A Thousand Miles” caught fire at radio and planted itself near the top of the Billboard charts. Her latest project is the thoughtfully-written album Rabbits on the Run, featuring the new single “Carousel.” Click through to watch Carlton perform live in the Street Date studio and listen to the entire Rabbits on the Run album right now.
A few years older (and presumably wiser) than when she first burst onto the scene, [lastfm]Vanessa Carlton[/lastfm] nonetheless finds herself exploring relationships and matters of the heart at the beginning of Rabbits. The opening track and lead single “Carousel” treads through this territory, illustrating how “love comes back around again” not unlike the horses on a carnival carousel. Check out Carlton’s performance of this new song by hitting play below.
[pullquote quote=”I pray to a ghost that I’ve never met.” credit=”from Tall Tales For Spring”]After the opening track, Rabbits quickly moves beyond love and relationships and treads water in much deeper pools, revealing some of Carlton’s more philosophical influences. Her enthusiasm for the teachings of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is present in “Tall Tales For Spring,” a mid-tempo song that explores God, the metaphysical, and “the madness of the heart.”
“Tall Tales For Spring“
Here’s the full track listing for Rabbits On The Run:
“I Don’t Want To Be A Bride”
“Hear The Bells”
“Tall Tales For Spring”
“In The End”