Let's Walk

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Madeleine Peyroux
Let's Walk

[ Just One Recording / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 28 June 2024

"Let us advance our mortal bodies up

Where hearts and minds will go

Let's walk, let's roll."

So sings Madeleine Peyroux on the upbeat title track of her captivating tenth album, Let's Walk, the acclaimed singer-songwriter's most assured, courageous work to date. Powered by the distinctive, honeyed croon that delivered her from the Paris streets to concert halls, these ten unabashedly personal songs, all co-written by the versatile Peyroux, deftly interweave jazz, folk, and chamber pop, with themes ranging from the confessional to the political, from whimsy to yearning. In every note, Peyroux digs deep, rendering this exquisite work with the disarming grace and gravitas of an artist in peak form.

Let's Walk was a long time coming, but well worth the wait. Following Peyroux's 2018 al­bum, Anthem, the enforced isolation of the global pandemic made any real-time community gathering impossible. From a creative standpoint, however, Covid offered Peyroux a silver lining: she seized the opportunity to hunker down with longtime collaborator, multi- instrumentalist Jon Herington (Steely Dan, Lucy Kaplansky). The pair reflected on the seismic era at hand and wrote and re-wrote in what Peyroux calls "a shadow of reckoning." When multi-Emmy-and-Grammy-winning producer Elliott Scheiner (Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles) heard a sampling of the new material, including "Let's Walk," he mandated "no covers" for the album. The longtime studio veteran knew the time was ripe to highlight Peyroux's incisive, often topical lyrics meshed with Herington's ear for melody and arrangements.


Find True Love
How I Wish
Let's Walk
Please Come On Inside
Blues for Heaven
Et Puis
Me and the Mosquito
Nothing Personal
Showman Dan
Take Care