Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan

The singer-songwriter will perform a new song on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"

Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan has signed with Verve Records and will release her eighth studio album -- titled "Shine On" -- May 6.

Tonight (Jan. 30) the Lilith Fair founder will appear on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to perform a new song titled "Beautiful Girl." Although this marks its television premiere, the song has already been performed in concert. Check it out in the video below:

The new album is currently being recorded in Vancouver with longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand (the co-writer of hits like "Adia" and "Building a Mystery"), along with contributions from producer/songwriter Bob Rock (Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado) and keyboardist Vincent Jones.

In a press release, McLachlan revealed that the album was inspired by her father's passing and her own appreciation of life:

"This album is about moving through the second half of my life in a more mindful and meaningful way, recognizing that every day, every moment is precious and though we all have our issues and problems, our damages, we all have the ability to continue to learn, grow from our experiences, thrive and shine on. Many of the songs are inspired at least partially or wholly by my father's passing three years ago and the profound effect losing him had on me. I had to find my footing again without the anchor of his unconditional love."

Previously with Nettwerk/Arista, McLachlan's "Shine On" will be her first studio effort since 2010's "Laws of Illusion," which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. On signing McLachlan,  Verve Music Group chairman David Foster comments, "Sarah's captivating voice and undeniable talent has established her as a celebrated global artist with an ability to reach fans on a deeply emotional level."

McLachlan is a three-time Grammy winner and an eight-time winner of Canada's Juno Awards. Her 1997 album "Surfacing" produced a pair of Grammy-winning tracks: "Building a Mystery" (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance) and "Last Dance" (Best Pop Instrumental Performance).

In other recent McLachlan news, the singer-songwriter previewed a lighthearted Super Bowl ad for Audi, which references her tearjerking ASPCA endorsements: