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Sarah McLachlan offers free stream of three songs from new album 'Shine On'

Sara McLachlan streaming three new songs from upcoming album 'Shine On'
Sara McLachlan streaming three new songs from upcoming album 'Shine On'
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Sarah McLachlan fans chomping at the bit to hear the multi-Grammy and Juno winner's first studio album in four years have an opportunity to preview three tracks in their entirety. The veteran Canadian singer-songwriter is streaming the new songs for a limited time in support of her 8th studio album 'Shine On,' which will be released on May 6.

According to an update posted on April 24 at her official Facebook page, the Lilith Fair founder is streaming two album tracks, titled "Beautiful Girl" and "Monster," as well as the album's lead single "In Your Shoes." The 46-year-old Halifax, NS native originally debuted the single April 1 on E! Online.

"Shine On" will be McLachlan's first release on Verve Records, after parting company with longtime label Nettwerk/Artista. The album features eleven-tracks and is available in CD and digital formats. Fans can also order the deluxe edition, which features an addition two songs. To listen to the new songs or to preorder the album, check out SaraMcLachlan.com.

The "Angel" hitmaker has been busy with promotional work in support of the new album, which included an appearance last month at the 2014 Juno Awards held in Winnipeg, MB. The eight-time Juno winner performed the Canadian television debut of “Beautiful Girl" and also acted as a special presenter for the music education charity MusiCounts at the prestigious event.

She recently announced a U.S. Shine On Tour leg, which will kick off June 20 at Woodinville, Wash. at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and wrap up Aug. 3 in Dallas, Texas at Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House. A Canadian tour leg is also in the works, slated tentatively for the fall. Dates and details are expected to very shortly.

Did you know? Sarah McLachlan is the founder of the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, a free music school for at-risk youth which she founded in her adopted home of Vancouver, BC.