March 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm $30
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Pitchfork called Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” “the pop song that launched a generation of piano lessons.” But Vanessa has released five albums since that song came out in 2002, each one revealing more of herself as a songwriter. “Always building up, falling apart. Love is an art,” sings Vanessa Carlton on the title track of her new “Love Is an Art.” Like the recording itself, the song is a meditation on the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out. It’s that constantly evolving nature of love Vanessa explores, from romantic, to parental, to the friends that hold us up and the leaders that repeatedly let us down. And on tracks like the album’s opener, “I Can’t Stay the Same,” that also includes the relationship with the person staring back at us in the mirror, each and every morning.