GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter's deeply personal and touching new album to be released on Decca Records September 21st New York, NY (Aug 4, 2010) - GRAMMY Award-winner Paula Cole, one of the preeminent female singer/songwriters of our generation, journeys to ITHACA on her deeply personal new album to be released on Decca Records September 21st. On her fifth album ITHACA, Cole takes listeners on an intensely emotional, yet uplifting journey through divorce ("The Hard Way," "P.R.E.N.U.P") and the struggle to recover one's identity ("Elegy," "Waiting on a Miracle") before allowing herself to revel in the healing, redemptive power of new love ("Sex," "Come on Inside"). Along the way, she acknowledges being torn between work and her daughter ("Somethin' I've Gotta Say"), and ultimately celebrates having music to get her through it all ("Music In Me"). "My albums are like Polaroid snapshots of my life," says Cole, whose last album, Courage, was released in 2007. "The writing is the hard part because my process is highly personal and autobiographical. This new album reflects me processing the things in life we all face on a daily basis." ITHACA, a touching tour-de-force of emotions, showcases Cole's sharp and poignant songwriting, along with her moving voice - which The New York Times referred to as, "rich and tremulous" The album represents the difficult, yet healing journey we all go through to try to find the beautiful things in life. Cole wrote every song on the album and co-produced it with Kevin Killen (Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello, U2) and Decca Records chairman, Chris Roberts. Referred to as, "a singer of substance and range" by The Los Angeles Times, Cole's searching lyrics played out against a backdrop of acoustic and electric instruments is musically reminiscent of its pop-rock genre defining predecessors. "The overall theme of ITHACA is making peace with life," Cole says. "I hope to show people through my music that these lessons in life can truly be a healing process.About Paula Cole Paula Cole first got her big professional break when she was invited to perform on Peter Gabriel's "Secret World Live" tour. Shortly after, she was signed to Warner Bros. Records, where she released her debut album Harbinger followed by This Fire. From that album, Cole released the widely popular singles "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone," which reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, and "I Don't Want to Wait," the theme to the hit TV show "Dawson's Creek." The following year she toured with Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair and won a GRAMMY Award for "Best New Artist" while also becoming only the second woman ever to be nominated in the "Producer of the Year" category. Following this success, she released two other albums Amen and the critically acclaimed Courage. Cole currently lives in Rockport, Massachusetts with her daughter Sky.