Suzanne Vega releases new album June 14th 2010
In 1985, singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega released her stunning self-titled debut album. 25 years and 7 million album sales later, she is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation. Now Suzanne is reinterpreting a majority of her catalogue in an intimate and personal way, creating 4 new thematic albums that will be released over the next 2 years. First is Suzanne Vega Close-Up, Vol 1, Love Songs, which will include stripped down versions of her influential hit Marlene On The Wall, bossa nova favourite Caramel and many more.
Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what have been labelled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her critically acclaimed, eponymous debut album in 1985, she has sold over 7 million albums, received 7 Grammy award nominations and played sold-out shows in many of the world's best-known halls.
Platinum-selling second album 'Solitude Standing' produced runaway hit 'Luka', about child abuse, which won MTV's Best Female Video award and Suzanne was the first artist on the main stage at the very first Lilith Fair.
Her a cappella hit 'Tom's Diner' has been remixed upwards of 25 times, including most famously by DNA, but also Will Smith, REM, Tupac, Jars of Clay, Destiny's Child, Lil Kim and Ludacris. Suzanne herself has collaborated with a diverse group of artists from Leonard Cohen to Danger Mouse. She also writes regularly for the New York Times.
With the release of Suzanne Vega Close-Up, Vol 1, Love Songs, listeners have chance to hear her famously "plaintive but disarmingly powerful" voice on brand new acoustic versions of her classic love songs.
Suzanne is scheduled to tour the UK and Ireland in June this year and will share the main stage with Paul McCartney and Pink at the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday 13th June.
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