US: Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Daniel Lanois releases new album Player, Piano
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Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Daniel Lanois has released his new album Player, Piano via Modern Recordings/BMG.
Player, Piano follows the 2021 release of Lanois’ critically acclaimed album, Heavy Sun, and is his first album release since making BMG his label home. The album features a series of exotic instrumental piano performances and was recorded at Lanois’ studio in Toronto with the help of co-producer Dangerous Wayne Lorenz.
Lanois set out to achieve timeless-sounding recordings on Player, Piano. “I decided that if I was going to make a piano record, I wanted it to sound like recordings from the ‘40s and ’50s, back when the piano was soft and beautiful,” explains Lanois. In promotion of the album, Lanois released the singles ‘My All’, ‘Inverness’, and ‘Eau’.
“Making this record transported me at a time when I couldn’t go anywhere,” said Lanois. “I got to go back in time to my work with Brian Eno and Kate Bush and Emmylou Harris. All without ever leaving my studio.”
As one of the most acclaimed and influential producers of the modern era, he’s helmed iconic albums for everyone from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, and Peter Gabriel. As a prolific and critically acclaimed songwriter, he’s composed scores for Oscar-winning films and blockbuster video games in addition to releasing more than a dozen genre-bending solo records. Rolling Stone declared that his “unmistakable fingerprints are all over an entire wing of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” while NPR lauded him as the author of his own “brilliant albums of heartfelt songs.”
September 23, 2022 10:00am ET by Pressparty