Kathleen Edwards details new album: Voyageur

Ottawa-born folkie Kathleen Edwards tapped boyfriend/tour mate/Bon Iver head Justin Vernon to help create the lonesome sound that was last month’s single, Wapusk. The collaborative nature doesn’t stop there, though, as Vernon and a slew of other artists also leave their mark on Edwards’ upcoming new album, Voyageur.

Co-produced by Vernon and Edwards herself, the record sees the Wisconsin resident also play banjo, guitar, xylophone, bass, and piano. Additional cameos include Norah Jones, Phil Cook (Megafaun), Sean Carey (also of Bon Iver), Stornoway, and Francis and the Lights. Of the collaborative-heavy effort, Edwards told Exclaim! that she allowed herself to make songwriting less of a secluded act. “For the first time, I was open to the idea of co-writing, and what had previously been an intensely private process became a challenge to see what would happen with an open mind to a different approach.”

Voyageur will hit stores on January 17th, 2012 via MapleMusic. Check out “Change the Sheets” once more below, followed by the tracklist and Edwards’ remaining tour dates with Bon Iver.

Voyageur Tracklist:
01. Empty Threat
02. Chameleon/Comedian
03. A Soft Place To Land
04. Change the Sheets
05. House Full of Empty Rooms
06. Mint
07. Sidecar
08. Pink Champagne
09. Going To Hell
10. For the Record

Bon Iver with Kathleen Edwards 2011 Tour Dates:
10/19 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
10/20 – Dublin, Ireland @ Canal Theatre
10/22 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
10/23 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
10/24 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
10/26 – Utrecht, NL @ MCV
10/27 – Brussels, BE @ AB
10/29 – Paris, FR @ La Grande Hall De La Villette (Pitchfork Music Festival)
10/30 – Koln, DE @ E-Werk
11/01 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/03 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
11/04 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
11/05 – Copenhagen, DK @ Falkoner
11/06 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
11/09 – Birmingham, UK @ 02 Academy
11/10 – Leeds, UK @ Academy
11/11 – Bristol, UK @ Colston


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