Vanessa Carlton returns with new single 'Future Pain' – listen

Vanessa Carlton returns with new single 'Future Pain' – listen

Vanessa Carlton is back with new music.

On Friday (11/22), the 'Thousand Miles' singer released 'Future Pain,' the first single off her upcoming record Love Is An Art.

"This song is about repeating a pattern we know has the same unhappy ending and finding comfort in a pattern that is self destructive," Carlton explains the meaning behind 'Future Pain' in a statement. "Choosing dark over light. There is darkness in all of us. When and why do we let it win?"

Carlton first teased 'Future Pain' as a 1-minute recording on SoundCloud in 2012. She has since released covers of Robyn, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Fred Neil, Elliott Smith, and Lucinda Williams covers and played the lead role in the Carole King musical Beautiful.

Love Is An Art is scheduled for release in the spring of 2020.

Stream 'Future Pain' below.