This Tunesday Twinseperable is sharing the stage with our first guest writer: Daley Quinn.
D: On paper, my job position states that I’m an editorial assistant, but everyone knows my true calling involves stalking Vanessa Carlton (just take a look at a previous article I wrote for The Frisky). You probably remember Vanessa from her 2001 hit “A Thousand Miles,” where she floats down the highway pounding on her piano. If you, like myself, were a twelve-year-old at the time, listening to Vanessa’s “White Houses” in 2004 was quite risqué. The lyrics about losing her virginity flooded your innocent little ears much like the “rush of blood” she so casually sings about.
Fourteen years later, Vanessa has (almost) released her fifth album, titled Liberman. An ethereal feel with a more twangy twist, Liberman (out on October 23) ventures off Vanessa’s beaten path. After moving to Nashville and marrying the lead-singer of Deertick, Vanessa’s Southern charm is beginning to sprout in many of her pre-released songs on the album (take a look at another one from a previous Tunesday).
“Willows” is her most recently released single, and it’s melodically magical. Inspired by her childhood spent among the willow trees in her backyard, this is one of Vanessa’s more upbeat tunes about finally finding love and keeping it safe.
Give her latest masterpiece a listen below, and comment with your thoughts!