Jackie Evancho Releases Stunning Joni Mitchell Cover Album ‘Carousel of Time’

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Jackie Evancho has released a new album called Carousel of Time. The project contains 10 gorgeous covers of songs originally by legendary singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell. This album shows just how much Evancho has matured as an artist since she appeared on America’s Got Talent.


It’s appropriate that Evancho chose Carousel of Time as the title of this album. The phrase comes from a lyric in Mitchell’s song “The Circle Game,” which is all about growing up and looking back at where we came from.

In 2010, Evancho finished AGT in second place at the age of 10. Now 22, the singer is finding her voice as an adult in the music industry. That voice, as we’ve come to expect, is absolutely beautiful. Evancho brings a signature ethereal quality to Mitchell’s music, as well as a clear emotional connection with the lyrics.

In addition to the nostalgic “Circle Game,” other highlights from the album include the bittersweet opening track, “Both Sides Now,” as well as the soaring “A Case of You” and the melancholy “River.” The project is likely to serve as a captivating introduction to Mitchell’s music for a younger generation.


SEE ALSO: JACKIE EVANCHO CONTINUES HER COMEBACK WITH ANOTHER JONI MITCHELL COVER

Evancho Admires Mitchell’s Authenticity

Evancho recently chatted with Talent Recap about the new project, saying that Mitchell is an artist she’s “been very inspired by for a very long time.” She added that something she loves about Mitchell is that she’s “so authentic.”

“You know, even for the time period, she did not care what anyone said, as long as she was content with the music,” Evancho shared. “So I think it’s appropriate for the point in my life that I’m going through, and I’m excited to see what everyone thinks of it.”


Evancho also shared that she’s “been doing a lot of songwriting,” confirming that fans can expect another album of original songs at some point. As she said, “I will not release until all these originals are done and it is nothing but my work.”

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