Distinctive voices, collaborations and covers highlight CBC host Tom Power's latest picks of new releases this week.
First up is the hauntingly voiced Alejandra Ribera, who has been compared to a range of artists: from Tom Waits to Mary Margaret O'Hara to Edith Piaf. Her new single I Want offers a taste from her upcoming album La Boca, which arrives in 2014.
One might not have expected Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to team up with smooth chanteuse Norah Jones, but the pair are both Everly Brothers fans and have collaborated on Foreverly. The track-by-track remake of the classic group's 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us is something you have to hear to believe, says Power.
Finally, producers of the soundtrack for the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis are hoping they can do for folk what the music from O Brother, Where Art Thou? did for bluegrass. The release features a range of artists — from Chris Thile to Mumford and Sons to cast member Justin Timberlake — performing covers of old folk tunes.
Watch the attached video to check out excerpts of new music from Alejandra Ribera, Billie Joe Armstrong with Norah Jones and the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack.