Sarah McLachlan: Laws of Illusion

Sarah McLachlan is back with a beautiful new CD, Laws of Illusion. It is a deeply soulful collection of songs that seem to tell the story of Sarah's heartbreak and pain as she and her husband went through a surprising split. I put the CD on as I was working, but the the music was so captivating and the words so moving that I has to stop what I was working on and simply listen to the songs as they played out.

Fans of McLachlan will undoubtedly be delighted to know that the first single from Laws of Illusion is the song, "Easy to Love You." It is hard to pick one favorite song from the amazing list, but for me it would actually not be "Easy to Love You," but the first song on the CD, "Awakenings." The last line of the song just touched me so much and are words I so relate to. (Yea, I am not going to share that line here with you....I am going to be bad, and simply tell you it is so worth listening to yourself!) I also am particularly fond of "Changes." Heck, I loved every song so much on this album...I listen to it constantly these days.

Here is the complete play list:
Awakenings
Illusions of Bliss
Loving You is Easy
Changes
Forgiveness
Rivers of Love
Love Come
Out of Tune
Heartbreak
Don't Give Up on Us
U Want Me 2
Bring on the Wonder

Laws of Illusion is McLachlan's first CD of original new music since she released "Afterglow" in 2003. Though you can easily see this album as a representation of the emotional upheaval she went through following her and her husband's divorce, McLachlan says it about more than just the ending of her marriage:

“It’s more than a breakup record. It’s more of a disassembling and re- assembling of my entire life,” McLachlan says. “The bottom fell out on me a couple of years ago and all these things I thought were one way weren’t. It was awfully hard to have all these boxes I’d checked off — married, children, emotional comfort — suddenly not be there. Here I was, single with two kids and I was angry, sad, happy and had to learn from it.”

Laws of Illusion went on sale June 15th. I absolutely am immersed in Sarah's beautiful voice every time  play it, and am happy to have been asked to review it. To learn more about Sarah's music on her new album, visit her Facebook page where you also join in on the Listening Party. In a career spanning more than two decades, Sarah has over 20 million career sales to date and, every one of Sarah McLachlan’s studio and live albums has been certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum by the RIAA. I have little doubt her latest album will be joining these ranks as well.



And the  historic all-female Lilith Fair festival is returning this summer. The historic all-female band tour was one of the highest grossing music tours from 1993 -1997,  with over 2 million fans in attendance and raising over $10 million dollars for national and local women's charities Like McLachlan, Lilith Fair has been on hiatus as well. But Sarah is bringing the tour back again, with tour dates scheduled in many various cities.

You can buy "Laws of Illusion" at Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.

I received a copy of the CD, Laws of Illusion, in order to facilitate my review on behalf of the Sara McLachlan Project and One2One Network. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions expressed are my own and may differ from others opinions.


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