Eleri Ward Adds Second Show to Joe’s Pub to Celebrate A PERFECT LITTLE DEATH Vinyl Edition

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GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS will celebrate the vinyl edition of Eleri Ward’s album A Perfect Little Death with a special concert at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street) on Thursday, June 9 at 9:30 p.m. This encore performance was just added after her June 7 show sold out immediately. Tickets are available HERE. The vinyl edition of A Perfect Little Death, currently available for pre-order, will be released on Friday, June 25. A follow-up album is planned for later this year. Stream, download or pre-order the vinyl edition of A Perfect Little Death at ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/aperfectlittledeathPR

A Perfect Little Death is an expansive folk reimagining of Stephen Sondheim’s unique canon, rendered with ethereal, soulful guitar arrangements. After gaining a viral following on TikTok, Eleri’s project was released to great acclaim and impressive streaming numbers. A follow-up album is planned for later this year. Additionally, Ward will serve as the opening act for Josh Groban’s National Harmony Tour this summer, which kicks off in Clarkston, MI on June 17 and concludes in Los Angeles, CA on August 2. Details are on EleriWard.com.

A Perfect Little Death features 13 songs ranging from “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd” to “Loving You” to “Take Me to the World,” taking you through an acoustic journey through Sondheim that evokes the golden hour. Blossoming from a spontaneous Instagram cover of “Every Day a Little Death” in 2019, Eleri has now crafted this project to be her own niche at the crossroads of musical theater and indie folk music, embodied by swirling harmonies and her original point of view. All songs on the album are produced by Eleri Ward.

Eleri recorded all of the songs in her apartment closet during lockdown, following numerous album release requests after posting a video for “Johanna (Reprise)” on TikTok. With over 42,000 views, she was immediately inspired to develop and share this project further, and the album was completed within a month. Each arrangement is singular, thoughtful and weaves in and out of dark and light.

Kurt Deutsch, the label’s founder, says: “A Perfect Little Death by Eleri Ward is simple, haunting and beautiful. I was deeply moved by the sheer creativity of this project and the way it blends Sondheim with a singer/songwriter aesthetic in a totally style The album is one of the discoveries of the year and Ghostlight Records is thrilled to release such a distinctive recording.

Eleri Ward is a New York-based actor, singer and musician whose original pop music has been called “soaring” (Nexus Music Blog), “astonish” (Rising Artists) and “dreamy” (Neon Music). Her most recent EP, Friction, was released in 2021. She has been singing and performing since the age of eight and has always strived to create her own space with the uniqueness she brings to theatre. Eleri studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music before transferring to and graduating from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theater and majoring in Songwriting, which is evident in how she embraced the Sondheim cannon. www.eleriward.com @eleriward

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has become the leading independent force in original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 20 years, including some of Broadway’s most successful musicals and solo albums from Broadway’s brightest stars . Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Band’s Visit, The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Ghostlight has also released solo albums by Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, and more. The label continues to support the next generation of musical theater composers and has developed many relationships with Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa and David Yazbek, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Tom Kitt, Joe Iconis and Shaina. Tab. Ghostlight Records is part of the Arts Music Division of Warner Music Group.

“A PERFECT LITTLE DEATH” TRACK LIST

1. Johanna (Reprise)

2. Every day a little death

3. Pretty Women

4. Children will listen

5. Loving you

6. Finishing the hat

7. Send in the clowns

8. Losing Your Mind

9. In Buddy’s Eyes

10. Take Me Out To The World

11. The Ballad of Sweeney Todd

12. Being Alive

13. Sunday

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