"[The Only Way To Love] a sweeping, indie singer/songwriter ballad and another promising taste of this LP." - Brooklyn Vegan
"Carlton still writes about love in a way that cuts through the noise." - Paper Magazine"Vanessa Carlton has refined her voice as a songwriter... and it's turning heads." -Rolling Stone "It's time we give her the credit she's earned." - Paste "The pop piano star has remade herself as an indie singer-songwriter." - The Cut "Vanessa Carlton is a formidable artist." - Variety "There's some sort of arty thing going on here... and simply sounds better than ever." - Yahoo! "Full of gorgeously melancholic ballads and reverb-soaked vocals." - Entertainment Weekly
Nashville, TN - January 28, 2020 - Tying into the announce of her much-anticipated sixth studio album, Vanessa Carlton will perform her new single "The Only Way To Love" tomorrow, January 29th, on3RD HourTODAY. The song is off her upcoming album Love Is An Art (Dine Alone) out March 27, 2020 and was produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips).
Love Is An Art explores the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out. It's that constantly evolving nature of love, expectations and compassion that Carlton analyzes from all angles on Love Is An Art, from romantic, to parental, to the friends that hold us up and the leaders that repeatedly let us down.
"Love is the energy you put out into the world," says the Nashville-based Carlton, who was inspired in part by the 1956 book The Art of Loving by philosopher Erich Fromm, and by stories and struggles both in her interior world and the world around her. "And it can be so incredibly messy at times."
Earlier this month, Vanessa announced the first leg of her Love Is An Art Tour with tickets available now. Album and Concert Ticket bundles are also available through Vanessa's fan ticketing site and include a discount when purchasing a signed CD or vinyl along with a concert ticket. Signed albums will be available for pick up night of the show at participating venues at the merch stand. $1 for each ticket sold through Vanessa's ticketing site will benefit the Nashville Ballet. PRESS HERE for more info and to purchase tickets. Stay tuned for more new music and tour updates for Vanessa Carlton!
Love Is An Art Track listing1. I Can't Stay The Same 2. Companion Star 3. I Know You Don't Mean It 4. Die, Dinosaur 5. Love Is An Art 6. Future Pain 7. Back To Life 8. Patience 9. The Only Way To Love 10. Salesman 11. Miner's Canary Love Is An Art TourApril 2 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill April 3 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room April 4 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre April 5 Chicago, IL @ City Winery April 6 Chicago, IL @ City Winery April 8 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark April 9 Toronto, ON @ The Drake April 10 Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts of Homer April 11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels April 13 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Theatre April 14 Washington, DC @ Birchmere April 16 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live April 18 Boston, MA @ Sinclair April 19 New York, NY @ City Winery April 20 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern April 22 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground April 23 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery April 24 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery April 25 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In