Eight years after the release of her critically acclaimed Atlantic debut, "Dreamland," jazz singer/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux has teamed with Rounder Records for her second release.

Eight years after the release of her critically acclaimed Atlantic debut, "Dreamland," jazz singer/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux has teamed with Rounder Records for her second release.

Drawing comparisons to jazz greats like Billie Holiday, Peyroux impressed critics her first time out with "Dreamland," which featured backing from top jazz artists like guitarist Vernon Reid and pianist Cyrus Chestnut. Peyroux toured with Lilith Fair and morna singer Césaria Évora for "Dreamland," which sold 109,000 units in the U.K., according to SoundScan.

The singer is currently in the studio with Larry Klein, who has produced albums for famed singer/songwriters Shawn Colvin and Joni Mitchell. The expected summer release will feature a collection of Peyroux originals, as well as songs written by Leonard Cohen and Elliott Smith and others popularized by Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith.