Janis Ian

Janis Ian

Janis Ian keeps a sign above her workspace at home, a North Star that guides her after more than five decades as a revered songwriter who dares to say what no one else will.

“Do not be held hostage by your legacy.”

When you’ve written, starting at age 14, some of pop music’s most evergreen songs — “Society’s Child,” “At Seventeen,” “Jesse,” and “Stars,” among them — it’s no wonder she’d need a reminder to shake free of our expectations.

Now, at 70, Ian is embracing a new milestone: the art of the farewell. Set for release on January 21, 2022 on her own Rude Girl Records, The Light At The End Of The Line is Ian’s latest and last solo studio album to bookend a kaleidoscopic catalog that began with her 1967 self-titled debut.

Ian says, “It takes a certain amount of maturity to realize that you don’t have to keep proving you can write.  I’ve already created a body of work I’m proud of, and I’m old enough to realize that it’s the light at the end of the line that matters.  And I’m not calling this retiring. It’s rewiring.”

As her first album of new material in 15 years, The Light At The End Of The Line also sets the stage for what Ian imagines is her final North American tour in 2022.

Pre-order The Light At The End Of The Line album and exclusive bundles for delivery on or before the album's January 21, 2022 release date. All pre-order packages include an exclusive note card from Janis. The first 100 orders will receive a numbered and hand-signed version of this card.

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