Aimee Mann’s new album, Mental Illness, is out on March 31st. You can listen to the full version of “Goose Snow Cone” below and pre-order the album at www.aimeemann.com. Upcoming tour dates are HERE.
Mann discussed the album with Rolling Stone:
Aimee Mann says her upcoming LP, Mental Illness, is the “saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re-all-waltzes-so-be-it-record” she could possibly write. The singer-songwriter’s ninth studio album, her first since 2012’s Charmer, is out March 31st via SuperEgo Records.
‘It’s like having a candy coating, and then the inside is totally different’
Mann showcases that sad, folky approach on lead single “Goose Snow Cone,” which is available to stream on her website. “Even birds of a feather find it hard to fly,” she croons over fingerpicked acoustic guitars and strings.
Mann says she wrote the material assuming the general public views her work as “really depressing.” “I don’t know – people may have a different viewpoint – but that’s my own interpretation of the cliché about me,” she said. “I mean, calling it Mental Illness makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.”
The 11-track album, which was inspired by her favorite Sixties and Seventies folk-rock LPs, features a core studio crew of Jonathan Coulton (acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Jay Bellerose (drums), Jamie Edwards (piano), co-writer John Roderick and longtime producer Paul Bryan (string arrangements). Ted Leo, who recently collaborated with Mann in their joint side-project, the Both, adds background vocals.
1. Goose Snow Cone
2. Stuck In The Past
3. You Never Loved Me
5. Lies Of Summer
6. Patient Zero
7. Good For Me
8. Knock It Off
9. Philly Sinks
10. Simple Fix
11. Poor Judge