Diana Krall has bumped the North American release date for her upcoming 12th studio album Wallflower. Initially set to hit shelves on Sept. 9, the Canadian jazz chanteuse's first foray into pop will now be released in Canada and the U.S. on Verve Records on Oct. 21.
According to a news release posted Aug. 4 on her official website at DianaKrall.com, the multi-Juno and Grammy winner will release the album in other world markets slightly earlier on Oct. 13. Along with the release dates, the 49-year-old Nanaimo, B.C. native also unveiled the album's cover artwork, which displays a close-up of the ever-youthful looking blonde pianist, peering over her shoulder in a black leather jacket.
The album will consist of reinterpreted material from the 60s to the present, and include classic songs which inspired the artist in her youth. Produced by 16-time Grammy winner David Foster, Wallflower will include songs by Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Elton John, The Mamas and The Papas and a brand new composition by Paul McCartney.
The previously unrecorded song by the ex-Beatle is as an outtake from his 2012 Kisses on the Bottom album, a collection of trad-pop and jazz songs that Krall helped arrange. Krall a.k.a. Mrs. Elvis Costello asked Sir Paul for permission to use the song and he said "Sure!"
Krall demoed a total of 18 songs in preparation for Wallflower. Tracks on the album include: The Eagles’ “Desperado," The Mamas and The Papas’ “California Dreamin,” Elton John’s, “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word”and Bob Dylan's "Wallflower" among others. Fans can pre-order the album here.
The upcoming release is Krall’s first studio effort since 2012's Glad Rag Doll. Produced by T Bone Burnett, "Doll" debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Jazz Albums chart. For more information, click here.
Did you know? Diana Krall has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist in the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her generation and the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.