Madeleine Peyroux’s extraordinary journey is one of the the music industry’s most compelling. Eight albums and twenty-two years since her debut, Dreamland, Peyroux continues to challenge the genre lines of jazz, venturing into the fertile fields of other contemporary genres with unfading curiosity. Peyroux’s new album, Anthem, finds the singer-songwriter collaboration with Patrick Warren (Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Lana Del Rey), Brian MacLeod (Sara Bareiles, Tine Turner, Ziggy Marley, and David Baerwald (Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow), who are also the rhythm section musicians on the album. Together, they cast a sober, poetic, and at times philosophical eye on the current state of the world. Anthem is an album born out of the team being together in one room, musing over world events and letting personal experiences spark ideas.