re­turn of a leg­end

k.d. lang on her break­out al­bum Ingénue as she heads out on her first solo Cana­dian tour in 13 years.

Where Ottawa - - WHERE/WHAT/WHEN - by stu­art bergman

So when did you last lis­ten to Ingénue? Do you re­visit your old stuff of­ten? No, I don’t. But I ac­tu­ally lis­tened to it about two weeks ago... It brings back a lot of mem­o­ries. That was ob­vi­ously the big record for me, so it has a lot of con­vo­luted and great emo­tions at the same time. Ingénue was a stylis­tic de­par­ture for you. It also cat­a­pulted you to a new level of pop­u­lar­ity. and around the same time, you came out. any one of those things would be a big ad­just­ment for an artist — you went through all of them at once. How did that feel? It’s so com­plex, re­ally. I was work­ing so hard and just go­ing with the flow: every day was a photo shoot or a tour­ing day or a TV show. But at the same time, you’re high as a kite, be­cause it’s a suc­cess­ful record. “Con­stant Crav­ing” was No. 1. I think the pro­cess­ing of the ex­pe­ri­ence came years later. And I still process it to­day and try to un­der­stand the bal­ance be­tween suc­cess and what mo­ti­vates me to be a singer. I don’t think I will ever fully be at peace with that ques­tion.

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