According to a Nov. 2 tweet from the MC Opera House, Mary Fahl appeared at the venue last year and her performance of Joni Mitchell's classic "Both Sides Now" brought down the house.
"Mary Fahl appeared here last September. Her treatment of the Joni Mitchell classic "Both Sides Now" brought down the house, an instant classic in a night full of them. She recently released a video of the song, you should check it out, it's magnificent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nprjAwB1ASw," the venue tweeted.
Fahl, the former lead singer of the October Project, is releasing her new solo album, Love and Gravity, on Feb. 11. The first single from the album “Exiles (The Wolves of Midwinter),” was written as the theme song for the audiobook version of “The Wolves of Midwinter” by iconic author Anne Rice.
Fahl has teamed up with legendary producer John Lissauer, who has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians of our time for her long-awaited self-released album, Love and Gravity. The CD will be available on Feb. 11, 2014.
This 10 song collection is filled with majestic, folk-etched ballads, most of which were composed and co-written by Fahl; including “Exiles (The Wolves of Midwinter),” the theme song for the audiobook version of “The Wolves of Midwinter” by iconic author Anne Rice.
The album also features a powerful tribute to true love, “Gravity (Move Mountains, Turn Rivers Around)," the unflaggingly romantic "Like Johnny Loved June," and the rousing "Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.”
Love and Gravity also includes two pre-released singles; an inspiring re-imagining of the Joni Mitchell classic, “Both Sides Now” and Fahl’s moving tribute to 9/11 rescue workers, “Dawning of the Day,” set to a traditional Irish melody.
Mary Fahl describes Love and Gravity as a “meditative record about finding love later in life while maintaining a sense of optimism amid chaos.”
Although Mary Fahl is best known as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s folk-rock/adult alternative group October Project, she continues to gain praise from fans and critics alike as a solo artist as well due in part to her powerfully evocative vocals.
Fahl's release is absolutely one to watch for in the new year.