By: Staff –
Vanessa Carlton unveils the first of six cover songs that she plans to release over the coming months starting with a cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend”, which you can stream below.
“It’s great when a song with nuance like this blows up in pop culture,” Carlton says. “The lyric is so clever. Once I took it on, I realized the structure is far more unconventional than you might think as well. Plus I got to play with members of the band Deer Tick on this. They happened to be in Nashville when I was recording this song. Dennis Ryan played drums and Chris Ryan played bass. So fresh.”
Fans were first given a taste of Carlton’s musical evolution when she released the critically-acclaimed studio album Liberman in 2015 on Dine Alone. The ten songs on the album reflected on Vanessa’s current state of mind since moving from NYC to Nashville, marrying husband John McCauley (Deer Tick) and having a baby girl. The simple instrumentation mixed with her wistful vocals and poignant lyrics brought you into her world and showcased a new side to this accomplished songwriter.