2018 Grammy-nominee Olivia Chaney will perform songs from her sophomore album ‘Shelter’, which is set for release on June 15 (Nonesuch Records).
“…in her quiet way, she’s radical.” — The New York Times
London-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney follows up her 2015 Nonesuch debut, The Longest River, with Shelter on June 15, 2018. The album was produced by Thomas Bartlett (David Byrne, the Magnetic Fields, Sufjan Stevens, The National, St. Vincent, Florence Welch, Father John Misty, et al.) and features eight original songs, along with Chaney’s interpretations of Henry Purcell’s “O Solitude” and Frank Harford and Tex Ritter’s “Long Time Gone,” first recorded by the Everly Brothers.
Praise for Olivia Chaney
“Whether she’s singing old songs or her own, Ms. Chaney destabilizes them, turning them into rhapsodic, immediate dramas, giving listeners a reason to hang on every phrase and inflection … Her voice holds the purity, tension, dignity and sorrow of a heritage full of songs about lost love and cruel fate. But in her quiet way, she’s radical.”—New York Times
“The crystalline beauty and sleek agility of her voice and the immaculate clarity of her phrasing transcend any one tradition. Chaney’s got so many tools and so much potential it’s almost frightening.” —Chicago Reader
“Chaney is a home-grown poet whose lyrics, dense and allusive, blend pastoral tradition with singer-songwriter sophistication.” —SundayTimes (UK)
Shelter is available to pre-order at iTunes and the Nonesuch Store, where the album track “IOU” may be downloaded instantly; Nonesuch Store pre-orders come with a limited-edition autographed print. “IOU” also may be streamed via Spotify and Apple Music, and a video of “IOU” may be seen on YouTube.