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Selections from the Album "Leave Your Sleep"

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  • Natalie Merchant Confirms Summer Tour Following Release of New Self-Titled Album on Nonesuch Records May 6

    Nonesuch Records is set to release Natalie Merchant’s new self-titled album on May 6. In support of the new album, the multi-platinum singer will embark on a 16-date US summer tour, making stops along the East Coast and into the Midwest. A fan pre-sale begins on Wednesday, followed by general on sale. Nonesuch Store pre-orders of the new album, Merchant's first recording of entirely original songs in 13 years, include an instant download of the track "Ladybird."

  • Watch: Natalie Merchant's "Giving Up Everything" Video Premieres on NPR

    Natalie Merchant's new self-titled album is due May 6. The video for the song "Giving Up Everything," directed by Dan Winters and featuring the first music to be heard from the album, has premiered on NPR's First Watch. "Rarely is an artist as honest and revealing as Natalie Merchant in her new video and song, 'Giving Up Everything,'" says NPR Music's Bob Boilen. "Watch the video, let it settle in your bones, and watch again." You can do so here.

About this Album

This single disc includes selections from Leave Your Sleep, Natalie Merchant's double-disc Nonesuch debut, on which she adapts the works of such poets as Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, and E.E. Cummings into a musically kaleidoscopic set of new songs, working with folk, jazz, reggae, and R&B players as well as gorgeously arranged chamber ensembles.

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