Vanessa Carlton is back, bitches. The talented three-hit-wonder recently signed with NYC based label Razor & Tie, home of 80s hair metal band Twisted Sister and the annoying Kidz Bopz compilation albums. She’s now got a new album Rabbits on the Run dropping on June 21st, and a brand new single “Carousel”.
The studio version of “Carousel” isn’t out yet, but Nessie performed it live with Miss Stevie Nicks back in February for Sunset Sessions, and now the professional footage from the performance has been officially uploaded onto Youtube. Half of the video is actually less singing and more ‘Story Time with Stevie’, as the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman gets on the mic and shoots off a tale about hearing “Carousel” for the first time, and how her hot nephew hit on Vanessa during Christmas dinner. She finishes with some heartwarming praise of Vanessa, who she dubs “one of the great ones”, and talks about how much she adores “Carousel” — probably because it sounds so much like one of her own songs.
It’s a lovely little tune, so take a listen below.