Madeleine Peyroux - The Blue Room

Acclaimed pop, folk and jazz songstress Madeleine Peyroux interprets classics from the Ray Charles "country" songbook as well as reimagining a few of her own favorite covers on The Blue Room, her sixth studio album arriving March 19 via Decca. Produced by Peyroux studio veteran Larry Klein with lush string arrangements by Vince Mendoza, The Blue Room resurrects tracks from Charles' groundbreaking 1962 album The Modern Sounds of Country and Western Music, a 50-year-old creative hybrid of country and orchestrated jazz that stands as one of the most influential, original and successful cross-genre albums of all time. "I didn't want to just do a straight forward covers album," says Madeleine. "When Larry first brought this project to me, I was so moved by what I heard that it truly inspired me to both reinterpret these songs while also merging them with others that I thought fit perfectly." Those additions include Randy Newman's "Guilty," Warren Zevon's "Desperadoes Under The Eaves" and Leonard Cohen's "Bird On the Wire." The new project reunites Peyroux with Klein, the man who helped vault the singer to fame with 2004's two-million-selling album Careless Love. (Video below)

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