Natalie Merchant on Her New Self-Titled Album "Natalie Merchant"

Musician Natalie Merchant performing onstage during the Equality Now 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Event in New York City.   -  Fernando Leon/Getty Images

Musician Natalie Merchant performing onstage during the Equality Now 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Event in New York City.

Fernando Leon/Getty Images

Natalie Merchant on Her New Self-Titled Album "Natalie Merchant"

A conversation with Natalie Merchant about her new album, her first release of original music in 13 years.

Natalie Merchant first made a name for herself back in the early 1980s as front woman and songwriter for the band 10,000 Maniacs. In the 1990s, she moved on to a successful solo career, continuing to captivate fans with her unique, hypnotic voice. Since then, Merchant’s artistic impulses veered away from the world of pop into folk music, orchestral performance, and, inspired by her daughter, children’s poetry. Now, she has released her first album of original songs in 13 years. The work, titled “Natalie Merchant," is the fullest expression of her songwriting voice to date. A conversation with Natalie Merchant about three decades in music.

Guests

Natalie Merchant

singer and songwriter

Listen To Natalie Merchant's New Album

It's been 13 years since Natalie Merchant released an album of new songs. A new self-titled album was released this spring in anticipation of a summer tour that kicks off July 3.

Get a sneak peak of her work with these videos from the new album:

"Ladybird"

"Giving Up Everything"

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