Emilie-Claire Barlow Clear Day EPK

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Emilie-Claire Barlow talks about her daringly ­arranged and imaginatively­ curated new album with the Metropole Orkest. Clear Day ushers in a new phase of her career.

The disc’s era­ and genre­ spanning songs, including material by Brad Mehldau, Paul Simon, David Bowie and Queen, Coldplay, Pat Metheny and Joni Mitchell, ­tell a chronological story of Barlow’s emotional journey with fresh and inventive arrangements and orchestrations by Barlow and collaborator Steve Webster.

John Metcalfe, ochestrator/arranger on Peter Gabriel’s Scratch My Back, wrote orchestrations for two of the songs on the new disc which features an expanded 70­-piece Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley.

“With this album, I’m reaching for something bigger, more challenging and more personal,” Barlow said. “It’s a bit of a departure for me and it represents my growth as a person and as a musician. I hope that my audience is willing to come along on this journey with me.”

Clear Day was released last October 23, 2015.

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