Sarah McLachlan, who last released an album of new material 7 years ago (a disc called Afterglow), is announcing the release of a new album titled The Laws of Illusion to coincide with the return of Lilith Fair. As you may recall, we learned late last year that Lilith Fair would be hittin’ the road this Summer and Sarah Mc wants to capitalize on the tour with a new album. Back when Lilith Fair got started in the late 90’s, Sarah toured for 3 years on her 1997 album Surfacing … I suppose she felt it was time to tour with some new tunes. Here is the full text of the press release announcement about her new album:
Multi-platinum and Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan is scheduled to release her first studio album of new material in 7 years THE LAWS OF ILLUSION on June 15th on Arista Records. The album is currently being recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with Sarah’s longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand. Sarah’s new album THE LAWS OF ILLUSION will be released just weeks in advance of the kick off to Lilith Fair 2010, the historic all women touring festival, founded by McLachlan, which became one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world. A special pre-order campaign for Sarah’s new album THE LAWS OF ILLUSION is available now exclusively at sarahmclachlan.com. Fans that pre-order her new album will be offered the added benefit of exclusive access to purchase Lilith Fair tickets before they are made available anywhere else, and additionally will receive an instant download of Sarah’s new song, “One Dream.” A resident of Vancouver, Sarah recently performed at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics and wrote and recorded “One Dream,” which was used as part of NBC’s marketing campaign for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Click HERE to watch the video for “One Dream.”
Between 1997-1999, Lilith Fair enjoyed over 2 million fans in attendance and over $10 million dollars raised for national and local women’s charities. Lilith Fair 2010 features performances by Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Erykah Badu, Sugarland, Heart, Norah Jones, Ke$ha, Corinne Bailey Rae, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Tegan and Sara, and many more! Visit www.lilithfair.com for tour details and more information.
Wee!! It’s about time that Sarah built herself a new mystery for us to enjoy. I’m not the biggest Sarah McLachlan fan but I really do enjoy many of her songs … most of which I got to hear many times in concert over the years. I’m anxious for new stuff, let me tell you. I would imagine that Sarah might be working thru some pain on this new album, especially since she split from her hubby Ashwin Sood back in 2008. Whatever the subject matter, I just hope the album is good. If Sarah plans to tour for the next 3 years on this new album alone … it better kick ass.