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The folk-rock musician's reflective third album, Give Up the Ghost, featuring collaborations with Elton John and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, is her most honest yet.Just after she finished up the first leg of a tour (the second begins in January) and overcame swine flu, Carlile sat down with to chat with Out about the best part of meeting Elton, her arresting girlfriend, and how her gay role models have made it easier to be out.singer/songwriter will say “I Do” to her partner, Catherine Shepherd, in Boston where they are expected to be surrounded by family and friends.“It was a crazy feeling while I was filling out the paperwork because I felt like I was breaking the law, like somebody was going to come in and say, ‘You know you can’t have this,’” Carlile told the Associated Press (AP). And her [Shepherd’s] mom and dad were there and it was just really special.I hope that they're able to say the same thing about me from a place of success and from a place of acceptance as a part of society, instead of oppression.I hope that they're able to look to me and say that I was a role model and helped them get somewhere that makes happy with themselves, because my role models helped me get to where I'm happy with myself.You had a bit of an obsession on him growing up, didn't you? That was easy actually, because the truth is I wrote that song in a state of absolutely missing (my niece) Caroline so badly that I couldn't think straight. You recently did a video for Border's where you went around the store and picked out your favorite albums and books.
Anyway, she was talking about the leaps and bounds that we've made as a community -- not that we don't have a long way to go -- and how much harder it was then when the Indigo Girls were coming out. [Laughs.] I'm actually not sure she knows it, because I was working out in a studio doing background vocals for people -- like an ambiguous voice, basically -- and her CD came through, and it was just something to sing onto.
Out: There's a lot of soul-searching on Give Up the Ghost.
It's a very candid album -- probably your most candid. I learned a lot about who I was in the past and who I want to be in the future, which was something that I've been trying not to do.
But I was able to really transcend the place I was in because it was inspiring; I was on a tour bus -- and that's inspiring to me, but it might not be inspiring to everybody else in the world.
And my favorite songwriters in life are able to write about bigger things than themselves and their moment. lang, the Indigo Girls, and Elton John as some of your favorites -- and they're all gay.