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“Vanessa Carlton is a formidable artist.” – Variety
“Carlton’s version is as gentle as the original, with ephemeral harmonies that layer a gauzy romanticism over Carlton’s starry-eyed vocals.” – Consequence of Sound

“Vanessa Carlton keeps slaying the cover game with a gorgeous take on Fleetwood Mac” – Fuse

“The artist behind the track that has inspired an endless list of pop culture references has covered a song as coverable as her own: Robyn’s ‘Call Your Girlfriend.'” – Stereogum

“Vanessa Carlton has refined her voice as a songwriter.” – Rolling Stone

“Carlton’s voice is the key attraction on songs that register between low-key pop, rock, and folk.” – Pitchfork

“…she’s back, she’s dreamy, there’s some sort of arty thing going on here, she’s moved to Nashville, had a baby girl with Deer Tick’s John McCauley, and simply sounds better than ever.” – Yahoo

Nashville, TN – August 6, 2018Vanessa Carlton unveils her episode of Spotify’s Original Series “The Drop” today. “The Drop” gives music fans a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the album releases of established artists trying something new or emerging artists releasing a first single – in their own words. Previous episodes have featured artists such as Blink 182 and Flume. Carlton’s episode dives into her recent cover song series and her evolution into an independent singer-songwriter. PRESS HERE to watch.
Thank you, Spotify, for featuring me on “The Drop.” It’s always nice when fans can get a little more insight into the artistic process. – Vanessa Carlton

Carlton began her cover song series with her cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” (PRESS HERE) followed by Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” (PRESS HERE), Neil Young’s “Only Love Will Break Your Heart” (PRESS HERE), Karen Dalton’s “Little Bit of Rain” (PRESS HERE), and most recently Elliott Smith’s “Needle in the Hay” (PRESS HERE).

Fans first were first given a taste of Carlton’s musical evolution when she released the critically-acclaimed studio album Liberman in 2015 via 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.  

Stay tuned for more music from Vanessa Carlton. In the meantime, please visit for more information.

To watch Vanessa Carlton’s episode of Spotify’s “The Drop” – PRESS HERE

To watch, stream or purchase “Needle in the Hay (Elliott Smith Cover)” – PRESS HERE
To watch, stream or purchase “Little Bit of Rain (Karen Dalton Cover)” – PRESS HERE
To stream or purchase “Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young Cover)” – PRESS HERE
To stream or purchase “Dreams (Fleetwood Mac Cover)” – PRESS HERE
To stream or purchase “Call Your Girlfriend (Robyn Cover)” – PRESS HERE
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