Tuesday, June 30, 2009
helloooo, how is everyone?! hope all is well at your side of the world!
i'm going to get straight to the music, i present to you imogen heap. i realized that there are many people have heard of her, and many more who haven't! and the ones who have heard of her and her music are big fans. her music is the addictive kind, and for me i get very curious about the music, the sounds she uses. for you to see why, you must listen to the song "hide and seek". after i heard the song, i searched for its meaning. according to many websites, the song signifies a break up. after reading up and considering all the explanations i found, i agree. but its not a break up of lovers, atleast not JUST lovers, it could be the end of a relationship of any kind. sadness, anger, sarcasm, thoughts of wanting the relationship back, of discarding it for good; everything one feels at the end of the road, she says it perfectly in this song. i also found an interview where she says that she wasn't very happy that the world was loving this particular song which took her the least effort to make. imogen is known to use technology to her advantage, which she has done in "hide and seek". a song she wrote and recorded with just her voice; the outcome of technological interference brings a whole choir to your ears!
and The OC fans might recall the song from the season finale when marrissa shoots ryan's brother; they used the last part of the song, which seems so apt for that moment!
i can't get over how perfectly the emotions are expressed in her voice, the sound of the song, the thoughts that race through everytime one hears the song.
if hide and seek isn't your cup of tea, she has made more music to suit your ears; i'm sure!
i have been crushing on someone for the past month now, but its evident nothing is going to happen there. now, you must be wondering why i am discussing this, there's a reason; because, i can't stop chasing, even though i know the outcome isn't a happy one! and the song "good night and go" connects to how i feel :)
"why do you have to be so cute, its impossible to ignore you". a must listen song, makes you sing along and smile at the wonderful combination of sounds and lyrics.
"the walk" is a soft, fast song. i know i've said this before: her voice and the music and the lyrics makes you want to keep listening. the best part about this song is, its fast paced, but soothing in a way. its gets you to tap your feet and take notice.
she also collaborated with guy sigsworth and made more wonderful music, they were called "frou frou". they need a separate post for their music, but however, i'll include one song from frou frou called "let go". a beautiful song, her voice is so exquisite; the culmination of the voice with the music is heavenly (this song is one of my favourite for the music used, the equation of the piano soundswith the violin sounds are perfect). the lyrics make the song worth the listen! "so just let go, let go, there's beauty in break down"
one thing i have noticed about her music is that everyone i know, who knows she exists love her! you can't ignore her music, her lyrics, she puts heart into the music she makes!
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
And as usual, I tend to be lazy.
No, no, my lovely readers, I have in fact been supremely busy with education. *vomit*
But now I'm back and I am so supremely excited to introduce this new artist! He's quite obscure and oh-so-flowery-fields like!
Introducing to you people: Citizen Cope.
Clarence Greenwood, who goes under the pseudonym Citizen Cope, is an American singer whose main genres are folk/blues. He's got a very unique and 'lazy' style of singing and more often than not, can make you swoon! (Definitely makes me swoon!!).
The very first song that I feel is an absolute necessity to introduce is a beautifully put, satirical song called Bullet and a Target. Words that make complete sense only because they're a reflection of what secretly goes on through our minds flow in this song.
Love songs are something Citizen Cope writes with a hint of irony and a very large dose of humor. While making you want to weep with joy, they make you want to laugh out loud only because they are so ridiculously brilliant. Combining talents with Carlos Santana can only give us brilliance like Sideways. A song with a light lilt and brilliant flow of words that force you to feel. Pablo Picasso (lyrics) is a song of (as expected) true love but so grounded in reality that you can completely relate to it. While it has nothing to do with the artist, it has everything to do with the art of loyalty and love.
Son's Gonna Rise is a catchy tune with a rhythmic beat and repetitive lyrics. It's the perfect tune to get you going and the perfect tune to get you moving.
And finally, my Beautifuls, I am going to end with a song that is specifically for you all. Nite Becomes Day is a tune that every one of us can relate to only because we think it and feel it. It's seductively alluring and brilliantly comical at the same time:
Things have been getting real heavy these days
The media the system
the people chasing pay
Somebody's got a rifle he won't turn the other cheek
Now its his turn
Things have been getting real hectic these days
An eye for an eye
A spade is a spade
They're shooting him down and he's running away
That was their turn
I believe in
The same thing that makes the night become day
Tide and the water
Sons and the daughters
Can't hide it can't fight it
I'm a say it again
It's the same thing that makes the moonlight
Meet up with the sunlight
Can't fight it can't buy it
Love... I'm a say it again
When cut deep the same blood we bleed
We're not immune to addiction or disease
Got violent deaths in our family trees
Now it's our turn
Things have been seeming real ready these days
From the North to the South to the East to the West
Happiness will you put it to your chest
When it's your turn.
Closing this post makes my chest feel tight only because I can't find words to explain the brilliance that is this man. I certainly hope you all enjoy the music and please drop us a comment with an opinion!
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Peace and much love,