Come on, Aphrodite
Hunting the wren
Eye of the storm
Tower of babel
Song of himself
The feast of Saint Valentine
Nonesuch Records will release Natalie Merchant's "Keep Your Courage," her ninth solo studio album and first with new material since 2014's self-titled album.
The eclectic album was produced by Merchant and features two duets with vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis, contributions from Celtic folk group Lúnasa and Syrian clarinet virtuoso Kinan Azmeh, and horn arrangements by jazz trombonist Steve Davis. The lush orchestrations are by seven composers, including: Gabriel Kahane, Stephen Barber, Colin Jacobson and Megan Gould. "Keep Your Courage" features nine original songs by Merchant as well as a rendition of "Hunting the Wren" by Ian Lynch of the Irish band Lankum.
The vinyl LP edition of "Keep Your Courage" includes four bonus tracks from previous albums not previously released on vinyl.