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"Comfort can come in the form of drawing attention to something that other people feel alone in seeing," Natalie Merchant tells Guy Raz on the latest episode of his podcast The Great Creators. "'Am I the only person who's noticing this?' Well, that's pretty isolating. But the comfort can come in someone saying, 'I see it too, and I'm frightened about it too.'" You can hear their conversation, about her life and career, including her new album, Keep Your Courage, here.

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"Comfort can come in the form of drawing attention to something that other people feel alone in seeing," Natalie Merchant tells Guy Raz on the latest episode of his podcast The Great Creators. "'Am I the only person who's noticing this?' Well, that's pretty isolating. But the comfort can come in someone saying, 'I see it too, and I'm frightened about it too.'" You can hear their conversation, about her life and career, including her new album, Keep Your Courage, below via Spotify, Apple Podcast, and YouTube:

Natalie Merchant's tenth solo studio album, Keep Your Courage, was released in April 2023, the first album of new material since her 2014 self-titled record. An eclectic album, produced by Merchant, it features lush orchestrations throughout, two duets sung with vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis of Resistance Revival Chorus, contributions from the Celtic folk group Lúnasa and Syrian virtuoso clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and horn arrangements by jazz trombonist Steve Davis. There are nine original songs by Merchant and an interpretation of a song by Ian Lynch of the Irish band Lankum. The vinyl LP edition includes four bonus tracks from earlier albums, previously unreleased on vinyl. You can get it and hear the album here.

Merchant takes her Keep Your Courage tour to California in May, with shows in Santa Barbara, San Diego, Saratoga, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then heads to the Carolinas and Nashville. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Natalie Merchant: 'The Great Creators with Guy Raz,' April 2024
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024
    Listen: Natalie Merchant Talks with Guy Raz on 'The Great Creators'

    "Comfort can come in the form of drawing attention to something that other people feel alone in seeing," Natalie Merchant tells Guy Raz on the latest episode of his podcast The Great Creators. "'Am I the only person who's noticing this?' Well, that's pretty isolating. But the comfort can come in someone saying, 'I see it too, and I'm frightened about it too.'" You can hear their conversation, about her life and career, including her new album, Keep Your Courage, below via Spotify, Apple Podcast, and YouTube:

    Natalie Merchant's tenth solo studio album, Keep Your Courage, was released in April 2023, the first album of new material since her 2014 self-titled record. An eclectic album, produced by Merchant, it features lush orchestrations throughout, two duets sung with vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis of Resistance Revival Chorus, contributions from the Celtic folk group Lúnasa and Syrian virtuoso clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, and horn arrangements by jazz trombonist Steve Davis. There are nine original songs by Merchant and an interpretation of a song by Ian Lynch of the Irish band Lankum. The vinyl LP edition includes four bonus tracks from earlier albums, previously unreleased on vinyl. You can get it and hear the album here.

    Merchant takes her Keep Your Courage tour to California in May, with shows in Santa Barbara, San Diego, Saratoga, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then heads to the Carolinas and Nashville. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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