Madeleine Peyroux’s launched Bare Bones (released March 10th on Rounder Records).
Madeleine has crafted her best album yet, an artistic breakthrough that finds her sublime voice wrapped around a collection of songs that she helped craft from their inception, marking her evolution as a songwriter.
MADELEINE PEYROUX’S EARTHY NEW ALBUM
BARE BONES OUT MARCH 10, 2009
Smoky voiced singer Madeleine Peyroux’s earthy new album Bare Bones will be released March 10, 2009 on Rounder Records. Peyroux — who’s achieved critical notice and sales success with her signature “postmodernist coolness” (LA Times) -- had a hand in writing all the songs on Bare Bones, including collaborations with album producer Larry Klein, Walter Becker, Julian Coryell, Joe Henry, David Batteau and Sean Wayland. One song, “I Must Be Saved,” was written entirely by Peyroux. With Bare Bones, Peyroux has crafted her best album yet, an artistic breakthrough that finds her sublime voice wrapped around a collection of songs that she helped craft from their inception, marking her evolution as a songwriter.
Peyroux says the album builds from wariness, to loss, to acceptance, and finally to hope. “I’m really happy that I got to write,” says Peyroux, “It feels like a new segment, and it’s great work. I’m surrounded by beautiful sounds, really honest musicians, really honest playing.”
Bare Bones was recorded in Los Angeles at Henson Studios this fall.
Peyroux’s 2004 Rounder album Careless Love was a major breakthrough, selling over a million copies worldwide and landing on numerous top-of-the-year lists. Her 2006 recording Half the Perfect World built upon that success and garnered the musician her highest ever chart position and sales weeks while drawing further critical notice.
Bare Bones Track List:
1. Instead (Julian Coryell/Peyroux)
2. Bare Bones (Walter Becker/Larry Klein/Peyroux)
3. Damn the Circumstances (David Batteau/Larry Klein/Peyroux)
4. River of Tears (Klein/Peyroux)
5. You Can’t Do Me (Becker/Klein/Peyroux)
6. Love and Treachery (Joe Henry/Klein/Peyroux)
7. Our Lady of Pigalle (Batteau/Klein/Peyroux)
8. Homeless Happiness (Coryell/Peyroux)
9. To Love You All Over Again (Batteau/Peyroux)
10. I Must Be Saved (Peyroux)
11. Somethin’ Grand (Klein/Peyroux/Sean Wayland)