Sunday 17 December 2017

McLachlan 'inspired by divorce'

Sarah McLachlan said her new album was inspired by her divorce
Sarah McLachlan said her new album was inspired by her divorce

Sarah McLachlan has revealed that her new album, Laws Of Illusion, is about her divorce.

In 2008 the Canadian singer-songwriter separated from her husband Ashwin Sood, the former drummer in her band, and used her experiences to write the album.

"The album's telling a story, like a thematic picture of the last three years of my life - that was when the rug was pulled from under me and my world shifted greatly," she said.

She continued: "In a divorce, I think the thing that really gets you is the perception you have of your reality, and the shattering of that. When it falls apart, there's a complete shift in your world, mentally and physically, and for me, that was a huge undertaking. I had to pick myself up, and this record is about those trials and tribulations.

"It was such a huge, massive shift, though. I was with Ashwin since I was kid, and now I'm 40 years old and single with two kids."

Sarah admitted music has helped her cope with the difficult period in her life.

"I've always been open about things like this. Music is an amazing way to work through problems, although I have to be sensitive that there are other people involved," she said.

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