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#songoftheday / REVIEW: Vanessa Carlton – “Blue Pool”

Vanessa Carlton has been a piano pop sort of singer/songwriter for a long time now, but somehow her beautiful new song “Blue Pool” sounds very different from her previous music.  Perhaps it’s the production, as the song sounds like it was recorded outside, which gives the vocals a spacious quality.  It also sounds as though it was recorded live in one take, Vanessa playing the piano as she sang it.  As she says in the quote below, it’s “minimalist.”  However it was recorded, it sounds wonderful, the swirling piano enveloping her sun-kissed vocals splendidly, spinning quite the charming song.

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Uploaded on Jul 20, 2015

“Blue Pool” appears on the Blue Pool EP that was released in North America on July 24th. Purchase the Blue Pool EP here –http://smarturl.it/VCBPiTunes

The full length album (that will contain all the songs on the Blue Pool EP), Liberman, will be released in late October.

“This whole album is paired down and minimalist and this song is an example of how you can turn a traditional piano vocal song into something else,” says Vanessa. “Also I’m a big Philip Glass fan and I love how Steve Osborne (Liberman producer & mixer) was able to turn my swirly piano part at the end into this slippery sounding kaleidoscope.”

Director: Jesse DeFlorio
DoP: Lord Victor

Visit Vanessa Online:
Website: http://vanessacarlton.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanessacarlton
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanessaCarlton
Instagram: http://instagram.com/vanessacarltonac

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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