This week marks the release of [lastfm]Sarah McLachlan[/lastfm]‘s new album, Laws of Illusion, her first since 2006’s Wintersong. For the album, McLachlan reconnected with longtime collaborator [lastfm]Pierre Marchand[/lastfm], who co-wrote some of her biggest hits, including “Building a Mystery” and “Adia.”
Since her last release, McLachlan gave birth to her second daughter and also separated from her husband and drummer [lastfm]Ashwin Sood[/lastfm]. In a recent interview with CNN, McLachlan admits that she drew on her joys and sorrows for the new material.
“It’s been a rollercoaster couple of years emotionally,” she said. “And that’s certainly played out in the record.”
And while she draws on real life for her music, McLachlan says she can’t get too personal, out of respect for those around her.
“Well, there’s certainly some things I didn’t choose to reveal,” she added. “It’s one thing for me to talk openly and candidly about my feelings and about my experiences, but when it involves other people, I have to be cognizant about that, and I don’t want to hurt anybody else.”
McLachlan is currently supporting the new album on this summer’s revival of the Lilith Fair Tour