Los Angeles singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn first crossed my radar when she performed a must-watch cover of Cass McCombs’ “Meet Me Here at Dawn” alongside Andrew Bird last year. Given her striking skills in harmony displayed on that take, news that Ahn has teamed up with producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Laura Marling) on her forthcoming LP, When You Grow Up, now has me doubly intrigued to hear her tunes put to tape. For a taste of what’s to come, watch Ahn sing a duet off the new record with “I Don’t Have Time To Be In Love” co-writer Charlie Wadhams.
The promising, albeit a bit too saccharine for my taste, title track from the May 3-due set is available to download/stream here. Also, do yourself a favor by watching Wadhams’ recent Little Videos session thataway. (Here’s hoping Wadhams — who’s definitely one to watch — and Johns hit it off in the studio for a record of their own.)