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  • Thursday,July 28,2022
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    The original video for k.d. lang’s Top 40 hit song “Constant Craving,” from the double-Platinum-selling 1992 album Ingénue, has been re-mastered from the original film materials in 4K HD by Craigman Digital featuring audio from the 2017 Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition remaster. The song earned lang the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance in 1993. The video was directed by Mark Romanek. "I'm so happy the video has been updated and hope fans can enjoy it more now that it's high res!" You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Video
  • Tuesday,November 23,2021
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    Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards: The Black Keys' Delta Kream for Best Contemporary Blues Album; Rhiannon Giddens' They're Calling Me Home with Francesco Turrisi for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song, for the track "Avalon"; Spike Lee's film of David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway for Best Music Film; Louis Andriessen's The only one and Caroline Shaw's Narrow Sea for Best Contemporary Classical Composition; k.d. lang and Tracy Young's "Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)" for Best Remixed Recording; and Mike Elizondo for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, for work including Lake Street Dive's Obviously. You can hear all the nominated works here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Friday,September 17,2021
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    k.d. lang and producer Tracy Young release “Constant Craving (Fashionably Late Remix)” on Nonesuch Records today. It's the first-ever official remix of lang’s 1993 Grammy-winning hit and follows the recent release of makeover, a new collection of classic dance remixes from the era. You can watch the new remix video, featuring paper dolls designed by a fan, Katja Virtanen, here. "When ‘Constant Craving’ was the single, my team wanted to do a remix of it, and I was feeling protective and said ‘No, I don’t want to touch it," lang recalls. "When we were putting together makeover, we realized we didn’t have a ‘Constant Craving’ remix! And that was why.” Young says: "The song continues to resonate through generations, and it speaks about the struggles of life and the resiliency of the human spirit—an inspirational message that is so needed right now." Young will debut the remix in her headlining DJ sets at Miami Pride and Orlando Pride in the coming weeks.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News, Video
  • Monday,August 23,2021
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    "The icon that is k.d. lang was on the first ever list of dream guests for this podcast and remarkably this week our dream came true," says Chris Sweeney, co-host, with Alan Cumming, of the podcast Homo Sapiens. lang spoke with Sweeney about her role as an LGBTQ+ pioneer and how things have changed since she came out publicly in the 1990s. They also discuss makeover, her recently released collection of classic dance remixes, which Sweeney calls "totally brilliant." You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Friday,June 25,2021
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    k.d. lang and country artist/songwriter Orville Peck release "Miss Chatelaine (Iron Hoof Remix)" on Nonesuch Records today, for Pride Month. After working on makeover, her new collection of classic dance remixes from 1992 to 2000, k.d. lang reached out to country artist/songwriter Orville Peck to remix her 1992 hit "Miss Chatelaine." The result "marries his music with my own beautifully," she says. "I wanted to give him total creative freedom to do whatever he wanted with it and now I’m thrilled with the end result." "I've always been such a huge fan of k.d.'s," Peck says. "Not only is she a queer icon but an incredible musician who blazed a lot of trails. I was so honored when she asked me to remix the song and couldn't wait to put my own spin on it."

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Friday,May 28,2021
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    In celebration of Pride Month, Nonesuch Records releases k.d. lang’s makeover, a new collection of classic dance remixes of some of her best-loved songs, today, including on translucent turquoise vinyl. The album brings these remixes, made between 1992 and 2000, together for the first time, and includes “Sexuality,” “Miss Chatelaine,” “Theme from The Valley of the Dolls,” “Summerfling,” and the #1 dance chart hits “Lifted By Love” and “If I Were You.” makeover’s cover art features a previously unseen 1995 portrait of lang by David LaChapelle. Also today, lang has released a video for "Sexuality (Tony Maserati Final Radio Remix)," edited by Robert Edridge-Waks from Marcus Nispel's original "Sexuality" video; you can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News, Video
  • Friday,May 28,2021
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    k.d. lang is on CKUA's Hidden Track podcast to discuss her new album of classic dance remixes, makeover. "The album explores a stunning collection of dance remixes dating from 1992 to 2000," says host Grant Stovel. "It's a collection that invites us to re-assess k.d.’s one-of-a-kind journey and body of work all over again—but this time, on the dance floor!" Also on the episode is "k.d. lang superfan" Tegan Quin, of Tegan & Sara, with an appreciation of lang's work and role as an LGBTQ+ trailblazer. You can hear it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast, Radio
  • Monday,May 17,2021
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    k.d. lang "gave voice and groove to the moment," writes Larry Flick, Billboard dance music editor from 1990 to 1998, in this Nonesuch Journal essay. Ahead of the release of makeover, the new collection of classic remixes of some of lang's best-loved songs, he reflects on her role in the time and place in which the tracks were first released, from 1992 to 2000. You can read what he had to say here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Tuesday,May 11,2021
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    k.d. lang has released “If I Were You (Main Mix),” a track from her forthcoming album, makeover, and a video for it, which can be seen below. The 1995 remix was produced by Junior Vasquez, and the remix video was edited by Dean Kensler from Kevin Kerslake’s original “If I Were You” music video.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Video
  • Tuesday,April 13,2021
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    k.d. lang is on The Rex Chapman Show with Josh Hopkins for an extensive conversation about her love of basketball, and the Portland Trail Blazers in particular, as well as her career in music. "Singing is an extension of your soul," lang says. "It was about opening up my true self. I don't think I would be a really good singer if I was trying to conform into a social idea of who I should be. I wouldn't sing the same." You can watch their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Wednesday,March 17,2021
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    k.d. lang’s makeover, a new collection of classic dance remixes of some of her best-loved songs, is due May 28 on Nonesuch Records, including on translucent turquoise vinyl. The album brings these remixes, made between 1992 and 2000, together for the first time, and includes “Sexuality,” “Miss Chatelaine,” “Theme from The Valley of the Dolls,” “Summerfling,” and the #1 dance chart hits “Lifted By Love” and “If I Were You.” makeover’s cover art features a previously unseen 1995 portrait of lang by David LaChapelle. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of “Miss Chatelaine (St. Tropez Mix),” the video for which can be seen here; an exclusive, limited-edition print of the album cover signed by lang; and a paper doll PDF set, designed by a fan, Katja Virtanen, to print out at home, featuring iconic looks from throughout her career.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News, Video
  • Friday,November 20,2020
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    k.d. lang's 2008 Nonesuch album, Watershed, declared "a masterpiece" by the Times, is now available on vinyl for the first time (December 4 outside the US). As the title suggests, Watershed represented a milestone in lang’s career. For the first time, she assumed the role of producer, as well as writer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. “Watershed is like a culmination of everything I’ve done," lang said; "there’s a little bit of jazz, a little country, a little of the Ingénue sound, a little Brazilian touch ... I didn’t feel the need to be genre-specific because this experience felt so wide open."

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News

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