Brandi Carlile Debuts New Song “This Time Tomorrow,” Covers Joni Mitchell’s “Blue”

On Monday night (November 8), six-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and performer Brandi Carlile debuted a new song live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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Carlile visited the late-night show to perform “This Time Tomorrow” from her newest LP In These Silent Days. “I was thinking about playing this beautiful little life-affirming lullaby called, “This Time Tomorrow,” she told Colbert before taking the stage.

You can try to carve a faith out of your own / But a broken spirit may dry out the bone / And the edges of the night may cause you sorrow / You know I may not be around this time tomorrow / But I’ll always be with you / Yeah, I’ll always be with you, she sings in the chorus.

Carlile, who is a recent New York Times best-selling author for her new memoir Broken Horses, also performed Joni Mitchell’s song, “Blue,” as a web exclusive for the late-night variety show. Check out her version below.

Carlile has been busy of late, from performing live on shows like Colbert and The Ellen DeGeneres Show to announcing her desire to front Soundgarden to confirming a number of upcoming tour dates, which you can see below.

Talking with Colbert, Carlile discussed her recent sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall during which she played Mitchell’s album, Blue, in its entirety.

“It’s deeply emotional for me because I feel like it’s the most important venue in the country,” she said about her time at the famous venue. “As a little girl that’s just grown up fascinated with the concept of entertaining people and live music, I mean you get to Carnegie Hall and you’ve done it.”

Carlile also tweeted her appreciation, saying, “Thank you @colbertlateshow for having us! We had such a lovely time performing ‘This Time Tomorrow’ and covering @jonimitchell’s ‘Blue’. @StephenAtHome You are so important to all of us thank you for setting the bar so high for our collective intelligence and empathy.”


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