Earlier today, Razor & Tie announced that ‘Carousel’, the first single off Vanessa’s highly-anticipated fourth album, Rabbits On the Run, will be released on iTunes on May 3rd, 2011.
The rabbits are officially on the run at vanessacarlton.com! Vanessa recently posted a video on her official website discussing the new album. The video also contains a little behind-the-scenes look at the making of the record. The video message can be viewed above.
On February 14th, 2011, Vanessa performed at the Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, and, by the looks of it, the night was a success! Vanessa performed a full set, which included ‘Hands On Me’, ‘Heroes & Thieves’, ‘I Don’t Want to Be a Bride’, ‘London’, ‘Carousel’, ‘Who’s to Say’, ‘White Houses’ and ‘Half a Week Before the Winter’. She also debuted a new track off her upcoming album, Rabbits on the Run, entitled ‘Get Good’. You can download the live performance of the song Here. Before the performance Vanessa did a little met and greet with some of her fans. Photos of the performance and meet &greet can be found below.
Sounds like Vanessa went undercover last week for a performance at the 10th Annual JFCS Emigre Gala – San Francisco On January 28/29th.J-weekly writes, “Did you know Vanessa Carlton is the descendant of Russian Jews? Neither did I until the stunning pianist stepped in and saved the day at the 10th Annual JFCS Emigre Gala last weekend in San Francisco.The sweet-voiced ingenue came in last minute when scheduled performer Regina Spektor fell ill. Carlton played a beautiful set of both hits and new tunes she declared unheard by any audiences thus far. To catch her next big act, check out out her Facebook page.”Sounds like V pulled off an impressive performance. If anyone comes across any video/audio of this performance please post a link. The thought of new songs we’ve never heard of played makes me skin crawl, in the healthy and joyful way.
The following was posted on V’s twitter a few hours ago…Mastering the rabbits tmrw. 37 minutes took 2 years. ALL. DONE. I feel prickly excited and strange. Deep thanks 2 those who wait.Oh boy! I suppose we can look forward to the lead single, music video, and finally (and most importantly!) the album very soon. I am a little disappointed the album seems a little on the short side, but it’s quality over quantity I suppose!Stay tuned for updates
Vanessa was originally going to perform at Western Carolina University on January 10th earlier this month but due to the winter storm the show was canceled. The show how now been rescheduled to Monday, February 14. The admission is free and will be held at the UC Grandroom at Western Carolina University from 7pm to 10pm. For more info or to RSVP you can check out the information on Vanessa’s official facebook page here.