Of all the artists featured on this site, Shawn Colvin is perhaps the most widely recognized. Since the late 80’s, she has received multiple Grammy nominations (including three wins), collaborated with some of the best known names in the biz, and has released an envious catalogue of honest, captivating music. She has grown to become one of music’s most beloved songwriters, receiving countless accolades and praise at every turn.
On her latest release, These Four Walls, her first album of new material since 2001’s Whole New You, Colvin re-teams with her longtime songwriting partner, John Leventhal, and creates another fine album of folk-ish pop and rich storytelling.
The music found on These Four Walls fits seamlessly with Colvin’s previous body of work. Her unmistakable voice is in prime form and she seems comfortable with these new batch of songs. There’s no flashy instrumentation or huge change in production. No unexpected change in focus or direction; just honest, memorable, affecting, songwriting. It’s what Colvin does best and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Shawn Colvin is currently touring in support of These Four Walls and will be embarking on a European tour on November 19 beginning in Paris, France.