One of music's most acclaimed singer/songwriters, Suzanne Vega has crafted a stunning new collection of songs showcasing her trademark wit and poetic writing. Vega's first new studio album in seven years, 'Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles," coming out on her own Amanuenis Productions on February 18, 2014, features ten new songs that tap into her broad range of musical tastes, intertwining Dylan/Stones-inspired guitar-driven songs such as "I Never Wear White" to lush orchestral strings and trumpet flourishes on "There is a Road" to soul-packed background vocals and Vega's masterful classic folk elements.
A longtime fan of hip hop as well, Vega samples the 50 Cent hit song "Candy Shop" for one of the more atmospheric tracks on the album, "Don't Uncork What You Can't Contain." This is Suzanne's first sampling effort - although her song "Tom's Diner" has been interpolated countless times in the hip-hop community, she has not sampled anyone else until this album.
"A lot of my older albums, especially the second one, was about being solitary," says Suzanne Vega. "This album has more of a sense of connectivity, there is a different spirit." Fans, die-hard and casual, will find this connection immediately.
1. Crack In The Wall
2. Fool's Complaint
3. I Never Wear White
4. Portrait of the Knight of Wands
5. Don't Uncork What You Can't Contain
1. Jacob and the Angel
2. Silver Bridge
3. Song Of the Stoic
4. Laying on of Hands/Stoic 2
5. Horizon (There Is A Road)