In support of her forthcoming album, Leslie Mendelson has shared a live performance of new song “Love You Tonight.” Her first album in eight years, Love and Murder, is out April 14.
“Love You Tonight” is a moving take on the act of forgiveness. In the video below, viewers can watch Mendelson’s raw performance of the track during City Winery’s One On One series.
“The song is about forgiveness, moving on and make-up sex. I co-wrote ‘Love You Tonight‘ with Steve McEwan in Nashville with inspiration from the great country classics of the ’70s,” Mendelson says of the song. “I was really happy with the version we got here at the One On One series at City Winery NYC. The dual acoustic guitars set it apart from how it was presented on the album.”
Love and Murder is Mendelson’s follow-up piece to her Grammy-nominated Swan Feathers. The record features Mendelson’s own original tracks as well as three renditions of classic tunes, including a duet with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir on the cover of Roy Orbinson’s “Blue Bayou.” She also offers a twist on Bob Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman” with her ukulele.
Watch “Love You Tonight” below.