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  • Friday, February 3, 2023
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  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023

    “I Am the Walrus,” from Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays The Beatles, is out today, along with videos of Mehldau performing the song and discussing it at New York’s Village Vanguard, which you can watch here. The live solo album, due February 10, features interpretations of nine songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and one by George Harrison, plus a David Bowie classic that draws a connection between The Beatles and pop songwriters who followed. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Video
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023

    Rachael & Vilray were on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Is a Good Man Real?" from their new album, I Love a Love Song!, out this coming Friday. You can watch it here. The duo has just announced that it will perform music from the new album live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on February 24.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Television, Video
  • Saturday, January 7, 2023

    Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway performed the title track to their Grammy-nominated debut album, Crooked Tree, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Television, Video
  • Thursday, January 5, 2023

    Rachael & Vilray have unveiled a video for “Just Two,” a new song from their new album, I Love a Love Song!, due January 13. You can watch the video, filmed in the studio in Los Angeles and directed by Jacob Blumberg, here. The duo is slated to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this Monday, January 9.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Video
  • Thursday, January 5, 2023

    Caroline Shaw is on BBC World Service’s Music Life with fellow musicians Patrick Watson, Weyes Blood (with whom Vagabon is touring North America this spring), and Flume. They discuss the idea of perfection as a route to self-sabotage, the pressure to share more of one’s personal life, and more. You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast, Radio
  • Thursday, January 5, 2023

    David Byrne’s American Utopia is the focus of the latest episode of the Suzie Explores podcast. Seven members of the Broadway cast—Bobby Wooten III, Mauro Refosco, Daniel Freedman, Tim Keiper, Stéphane San Juan, Jacquelene Acevedo, and Tendayi Kuumba —joined host Suzie Collier six months after the end of the Broadway run to discuss the show and what’s happened since. You can watch the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Thursday, January 5, 2023

    Singer-songwriter Connie Converse’s song “One By One,” which Julia Bullock performs with Christian Reif on piano on her solo debut album, Walking in the Dark, in an arrangement by Jeremy Siskind, is the subject of the latest episode of Resounding Verse, a podcast about poetry and song hosted by Stephen Rodgers. You can hear it here. "I can’t help but think if [Converse] could only hear this luminous recording, if she only knew that over seventy years after she wrote this song, it would finally find a wide audience, and her songs would finally shine like the sun, she would be pleased," Rodgers says of Bullock's performance.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023

    Cécile McLorin Salvant performs Harold Arlen & Yip Harburg’s "Over the Rainbow" in a new video recorded at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center last spring. The video features Salvant with pianist Sullivan Fortner, percussionist Keita Ogawa, guitarist Marvin Sewell, flutist Alexa Tarantino, and bassist Yasushi Nakamura. You can watch it here. She performs Arlen/Harburg's "Optimistic Voices" along with Gregory Porter's "No Love Dying" in a Grammy-nominated arrangement on her Grammy-nominated Nonesuch debut album, Ghost Song.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Video
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023

    Rachael & Vilray rang in 2023 with New Year’s Eve television appearances on both sides of the Atlantic: on CBS Saturday Morning and BBC Two’s Jools Holland special Jools’ Annual Hootenanny. You can watch them perform three songs from their upcoming album, I Love a Love Song!, on CBS—the previously released “Is a Good Man Real?” and “Just Me This Year” and the newly released “Just Two”—and their Hootenanny performance of “Is a Good Man Real?” here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Television, Video
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023

    David Byrne rang in 2023 performing two songs with Miley Cyrus as part of NBC’s New Year’s Eve special Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party. Byrne, Cyrus, and a full band performed “Everybody’s Coming to My House,” from his 2018 album American Utopia and its subsequent Broadway production, and David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance.” You can watch them both here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Video
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023

    The Staves—sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor—are the guests on the latest episode of the podcast Griefcast, hosted by Cariad Lloyd. They talk with Lloyd about the loss of their mother, Jean, who died in the summer of 2018, addressing grief, and creativity after death. You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast
  • Thursday, December 22, 2022

    As 2022 draws to a close, and the Nonesuch Journal takes a bit of a hiatus till the start of what we hope will be a happy, healthy new year, it's time to take a look back and remember all of the great and diverse music made by Nonesuch artists over the past year. Many Nonesuch artists and their recent Nonesuch releases have made year's best lists and are up for Grammy Awards. So here, in words and music and in chronological order, is a look back at the year in Nonesuch music, in gratitude.

    Journal Topics: Artist News