.

Carly Simon Signs With Starbucks' Hear Music

February 29, 2008 12:21 PM ET

Carly Simon has joined Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Sia and her ex-husband James Taylor by signing with Starbucks' Hear Music label. The coffee giant will release Simon's new album This Kind of Love, the singer's first album of new material since 2000's The Bedroom Tapes, on April 29th. The thirteen-song album features a "Brazilian-heavy sound" and was produced by famed songwriter Jimmy Webb and Frank Filipetti. In other Simon news, the singer likely received a sales boost earlier this week when her "You're So Vain" was performed by Brooke White on American Idol.

Related Stories:
The Idol Countdown: Five Essential Moments From Last Night's "American Idol"
Starbucks/iTunes Partnership Will Kick Off With Millions of Free Downloads
The 20 Best Angry Love Songs Ever

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Santa Monica”

Everclear | 1996

After his brother and girlfriend both died of drug overdoses, Art Alexakis -- depressed and hooked on drugs himself -- jumped off the Santa Monica Pier in California, determined to die. "It was really stupid," said the Everclear frontman, who would further explore his personal emotional journey in the song "Father of Mine." "I went under the water. Then I said, 'I don't wanna die.'" The song, declaring "Let's swim out past the breakers/and watch the world die," was intended as a manifesto for change, Alexakis said. "Let the world do what it's gonna do and just live on our own."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com