Hear full-length cuts from the latest Lynn Miles CD:
Hear Lynn Miles perform songs at the NPR studios in Culver City, Calif.:
Canadian folk singer-songwriter Lynn Miles has never been afraid to explore the darker sides of her own life, and the result is a bittersweet collection of tunes for her latest CD, Love Sweet Love.
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Slightly Haunted, was one of the best-reviewed albums of 1996.
Lynn Miles' first CD,
She recently visited the NPR West studios in Culver City, Calif., to talk about her songwriting process — and also to play a couple of tunes, live and solo.
"I write a lot of melancholy — but I like to write a little hope, too... I want to connect with people, and this is how I connect," Miles says. "Sometimes I think it's very important to go through things and let them happen, rather than avoid them. You're that much stronger when you come out the other side."