Vanessa Carlton

The classic soul-cringing charm of Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” is getting the retro-modern treatment by singer and pianist Vanessa Carlton. The millennial crooner is inching her way back onto the field since her 2015 album Liberman, leading to her break from the spotlight to marry Deer Tick’s John McCauley and becoming a mother. The first incantations of her return are in the form of six covers, Neil Young’s included, of her favorite tracks that speak to her on a level only musicians may understand. Listen below.