Friends – I’m so happy to announce that my new album will soon be finished and ready to release. It’s called Re-Covered. I’ve launched a PledgeMusic campaign where you can pre-order the record along with lots of cool exclusives. I hope you’ll check it out!
Re-Covered is an album of of songs I wrote with and for other artists. These are my versions, most of them quite different from the originals. But in every case, I’m trying to get to the heart of the song as I understand it. Sonically, the record is a portrait of me and some of my favorite musician friends playing and singing live at United Studios in Hollywood. We recorded straight to tape. We all pushed each other to create new vibes for the songs. I didn’t want to do straight-up “covers” of the covers; my hope is to shed new light on both the familiar hits and the less-familiar gems.
I recorded more songs than made the album, and I wanted to share one of those tunes as a Pledge exclusive. It won’t be on the album, but I’m excited to share “Everyone’s Waiting,” a song I wrote with Missy Higgins, as a taste of what’s yet to come.
There are a lot of really cool items in the Pledge store this time, and I had a blast making a lot of them. You can buy handwritten lyric sheets, plenty of original artwork, an “Illuminated Track List” poster, a deluxe version of the album, which is a hardcover book / CD full of stories and illustrations by yours truly, and more. Every Pledger will also receive exclusive content and updates from me while I finish working on the album, including some really cool footage from the studio and even some rehearsal nights. I’m excited to share this process with you and I can’t wait for you to hear the re-covered songs!
The Talkhouse asked me recently to write a piece about my favorite lyrics of 2016 so far. I chose the song “Wristband” by Paul Simon, from his latest album, Stranger to Stranger. I love the way…
Hi friends – here’s a new song called “Yoko.” A few weeks ago, I called some musician friends and we made this recording of it. The performance we captured feels like a dream to me, and that’s what the story sounds like, too. So I decided to share it with you now. I think about the people in the lyrics almost every day, even though I never met them. So here they are in a song. Hope you enjoy it.