The Only Way to Love premiered today.

Vanessa Carlton premiered the music video for her single “The Only Way To Love” earlier today. The track is off Vanessa’s upcoming sixth studio album Love Is Art out March 27, 2020 by Dine Alone Records and was produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips). Directed by Joshua Shoemaker and choreography by Lindsay Fine Smith, the video is a visual meditation on the push and pull of fear and courage within our minds.

The dancing is a physical manifestation of this woman’s emotions inside her head. The journey of love is beautiful, brutal, joyful, peaceful…so many chapters. And it only works if you let go of fear. That is her struggle. Until she finally let’s go. – Vanessa Carlton

Tying into the album release, Vanessa will embark on her Love Is An Art Tour with special guest Jenny O.

Album + Concert Ticket bundles are available through Vanessa’s fan ticketing site and include a discount when purchasing a signed CD or vinyl along with a concert ticket. Signed albums will be available for pick up night of the show at participating venues at the merch stand. $1 for each ticket sold through Vanessa’s ticketing site will benefit the Nashville Ballet.

photo by: Alysse Gafkjen

The upcoming album Love Is An Art, explores the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out. It’s that constantly evolving nature of love, expectations and compassion that Carlton analyzes from all angles on Love Is An Art, from romantic, to parental, to the friends that hold us up and the leaders that repeatedly let us down.

True to Carlton’s skill as both a lyricist and an instrumentalist, the arrangements on Love Is An Art tell these tales as vibrantly as the words themselves: piano parts that speak of rage and tenderness, synths that burst and glow like dawn.

From the video channel of PASTE magazine

Love Is An Art Tour

First Leg
April 02 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill   
April 03 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room      
April 04 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre        
April 05 Chicago, IL @ City Winery            
April 06 Chicago, IL @ City Winery            
April 08 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark             
April 09 Toronto, ON @ The Drake           
April 10 Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts of Homer         
April 11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels              
April 13 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Theatre       
April 14 Washington, DC @ Birchmere   
April 16 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live         
April 18 Boston, MA @ Sinclair   
April 19 New York, NY @ City Winery      
April 20 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern
April 22 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground         
April 23 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery          
April 24 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery          
April 25 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In 

Second Leg
May 27 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – Parish Room
May 28 Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
May 29 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
May 30 Dallas, TX @ Blue Light  
June 02 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
June 03 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
June 04 San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House
June 06 Los Angeles @ Roxy
June 07 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
June 10 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
June 11 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
June 12 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
June 13 Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret                   
June 16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 18 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
June 19 Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove          
June 21 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

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