“Songs have new life breathed into them every time they are sung. I've been living with these songs on stage for 20 years and time has changed these songs as much as it has changed me, and the people who listened to them. I wanted to make those changes tangible with a second approach to recording these songs. It seems unfair to confine them to the way that they were performed in the studio in 1995. These songs are so versatile; they lend themselves well to rearrangement. I stripped some of them bare and filled others out with lush string arrangements.”
Natalie Merchant, 2015
“Tigerlily was the first complete album I wrote and recorded on my own, I was finding my way as an artist and I think people responded to that in the album. I wanted to make the sort of album that people could turn to for consolation and comfort. It was a vulnerable, understated album that shocked everyone when it sold over 5 million copies.”
Natalie Merchant, 2015
“Tigerlily is the most significant album I've ever made because it defined me as an independent songwriter after twelve years in 10,000 Maniacs. This collection of songs established an intimate connection with an audience that has supported and sustained me ever since.”
Natalie Merchant, 2015