Singer Peyroux Returns with 'Careless Love' Singer Madeleine Peyroux moved to France at age 15, honing her vocal talents on the streets of Paris before making her recording debut at age 22. Eight years later she's back with a new CD, Careless Love. She speaks with NPR's Sheilah Kast.

Singer Peyroux Returns with 'Careless Love'

Singer Peyroux Returns with 'Careless Love'

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Songs from 'Careless Love'

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

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1996 Madeleine Peyroux Interview

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Singer Madeleine Peyroux moved to France at age 15. She honed her vocal talents on the streets of Paris, busking with groups with names like the Riverboat Shufflers and the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band.

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At 22, she made a splash with her debut CD Dreamland. Now -- fully eight years later -- comes Careless Love, her second recording.

One of the songs Peyroux interprets on the new CD was sung in 1940s Paris by another American-born artist, Josephine Baker. The sweet melody saluted bonds between America and France while expressing the bittersweet emotions of the expatriate.

Peyroux recently spoke to Sheilah Kast from NPR's New York bureau.