Thursday, 25 November 2010

Scarlett Johansson And Pete Yorn

So…Scarlett Johansson can sing.

No, like really sing.

With Pete Yorn’s 2001 album musicforthemorningafter receiving much critical acclaim, this 36 year old released album ‘Break Up’ mid last year after meeting Johansson through his brother Rick Yorn, Scarlett’s agent. Inspired by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigette Bardot’s albums, the album echoes with Norah Jones esque, country mixed vocals from Johansson, beautifully matched with Yorn’s country-esque tunes, the album is a suprising joy. Lets hope there’s more to come from Johansson!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Nothing Came Out

Because they're still the best lyrics ever written by anyone ever. Fact.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Brandi Carlile - Pride And Joy

Described as "alternative country" Brandi Carlile's distinctive style and breathtakingly haunting voice is undoubtedly flawless, alongside her wide variety of song writing from her power punching rock ballads such as "The Story:"

to her soaring folk vocals in her acoustic lullabies such as "Turpentine:"

make for three incredible albums. Her country twang, encapsulating melodies and natural vocal ease her talent is undeniable. From making rolling Stone's 2005 list of top 10 upcoming artists to her ever expanding list of supporting slots with artists such as The Fray, Tori Amos and Ray LaMontagne her talent is not going unnoticed. Her third album "Give Up The Ghost" did not dissapoint, her crystal clear sound as crisp and fresh as ever.

"Pride And Joy" - Live (from Give Up The Ghost)

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It's not my imagination. You loved me once, I know.

Despite dreaming of once becoming an opera singer, Lex Land picked up a guitar and began writing her own music, a career in classical music became a dream of the past. Lex Land's debut album “Orange Days on Lemon Street" showcases an array of lyrical genius:

Yeah and you told me that I was different,
and that you could never be just my friend,
and you'd hold me close, and promise not to go -
we'd fight right through this 'til we'd win.
And I told you that I'd wait - as I handed you my fate,
but you pushed me aside and a part of me died. So,

why are we walking now, when all we've ever done is run?
And how can you let go so easily,
while I'm still thinking you might be the only one -

beautiful melodies and vocals as smooth as honey with a hybrid of tones taking a modern yet reminiscent nod to the likes of Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy, Billie Holiday, and Karen Carpenter, Lex Land is definitely one to watch.

'All We've Ever Done' - Live:

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