By Staff on September 28, 2010
New Amsterdam Records co-founder and composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has teamed up with Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, new-music orchestra Signal, and playwright Ellen McLaughlin to create her epic debut album, Penelope, due out this fall. Snider initially worked with McLaughlin (who penned the album's lyrics) on a musical-theatre concept based on a modern-day woman, Penelope, whose long-missing former husband returned unexpectedly, traumatized by two decades spent at war. To restore his memory, Penelope reads aloud from Homer's Odyssey. This theatre piece was then transformed into a 60-minute song cycle that will be released as the album, Penelope.
"This Is What You're Like" is the second track in this story and finds Penelope reminiscing on the man her husband used to be, showcasing a breathtaking vocal performance from My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden set to a haunting string arrangement. Download the MP3 below, and look for Sarah Kirkland Snider's Penelope ft. Shara Worden on October 26th from New Amsterdam Records.
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Sarah Kirkland Snider ft. Shara Worden with yMusic Live Dates
10/18/10 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
05/4/11 & 05/05/11 Minneapolis, MN - Southern Theater
(Artist photo credit: Murat Eyuboglu)