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Selections from the Album "Leave Your Sleep"

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  • 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.

  • Natalie Merchant to Join Alain de Botton in Conversation for The School of Life in London, May 15

    Natalie Merchant will be joined by The School of Life Founder and philosopher Alain de Botton for an evening of conversation and music at Shoreditch Town Hall in London on Thursday, May 15. The two will discuss the inspirations for the songs on her new, self-titled album, due May 5 on Nonesuch Records, and Merchant will offer a selection of live musical illustrations. Merchant will perform two sold-out concerts in London in May and join fellow Nonesuch artists for a sold-out concert there later that month.

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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