Vanessa Carlton to Release New Album, 'Rabbits On The Run' in 2011(?)
Talk about flying under the radar! Vanessa Carlton is preparing to release a new album?! How did I miss this memo? The first bit of news (which I missed) came in May, via Carlton's official Facebook page. Here, she announced the title of the new record, Rabbits On The Run.
"I head back to london nxt wed to do strings. The Rabbit and it's spectrum of meaning (time slipping, mind floating) has defined me these last few years. I'm calling the record 'Rabbits On the Run.'"In this post Carlton also references being attacked by a Pit-bull, which was in the news when Carlton sued the owners and ultimately lost. ANYWAY. Back to the music. This is interesting. So...Carlton was in London working on her fourth album. OK. Five months later Carlton Tweeted:
@VanessaCarlton: I finished the album. It somehow feels more honest than any project i've evr been a part of. I feel pride and loss....leaving england now.xMore promising news. On October 22nd Carlton Tweeted:
@VanessaCarlton: And how lucky am i 2 have had Sir Patrick Hallahan to England with me 2 play Rabbits on the Run? That man is a gem.Can;t wait 2 share it w u.OK. Curiosity is peaked. Who is Sir Patrick Hallahan? Hmmmm. Don't worry - I'm still interested. Anything else? Well - on November 10th Carlton Tweeted:
@VanessaCarlton: oh the sweeping lines happening at vanessacarlton.com make me palpitate.....i love it when letters draw themselves. coming soon.....THEN on November 13th Carlton Tweeted:
@VanessaCarlton: the hare is sleeping at vanessacarlton.com i hope the rabbits of watership down are watching from bunny heaven.....MUST. DO. THEM. PROUD.TAH-DAH. This makes more sense once you visit Carlton's official website. It's been redesigned. Swirling lines zig-zag across the screen, forming Carlton's name and the title of the album. At the bottom of the screen..."Coming Soon," and a pictures of a sleeping rabbit.
While no specific dates have been mentioned, all signs point to a 2011 release for Rabbits on the Run. I'm also curious if Carlton is still signed to Irv Gotti's label, The INC, the same label that released Carlton's 2007 album Heroes & Thieves, which peaked at #44 on the Billboard 200 and produced no charting singles (her name still appears on the label's artist roster). Well...here's hoping this blog post spawns some new news on Carlton's forthcoming album. In the meantime, I will try and pay closer attention to her various social media accounts.