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Oh Happy Day!!! Ceremonials has been released to the public!

1 Nov

It’s the day I’ve been waiting impatiently for, for a few months now… Florence has publicly released Ceremonials and it’s nothing short of fantastic!

I know it may seem like I’m borderline obsessed and there is definitely some truth to that.  Now I have some back up though as to why she is so amazing and that’s her new album Ceremonials.  The two singles that they’d been teasing everyone with on the radio were “Shake It Out” and “What the Water Gave Me.”

I’ll start with breaking down some of the songs.  Heartlines is so beautiful and slow.  It almost sounds like it has a wind chime in it and her voice starts out wind like sounding.  Very high and whispering into the lyrics.

I’ve posted about my absolute favorite before here, “Never Let Me Go.”  It’s just like a smooth ride to listen to.  It starts off to a gentle start and it’s simple.  Her voice carries you throughout the journey of the song.  It lulls slowly up and down throughout the song from beginning to end.

My other favorite so far is “No Light, No Light.”   It’s so empowering.  It starts slow like some of the others and then steadily picks up with a powerful bass line.

“Breaking Down” almost gives me a Vampire Weekend feel.  It’s a little more musically upbeat contrary to the title.

The entire album carried me along on a wonderful ride.  It’s so gentle yet makes a bold statement through her voice.  This is her best album to date and I’m so glad she is now touring with this new album.  The dog days are over but to no complaints because Ceremonials is in and better than ever.

Feist ‘Metals’ Album Released!

5 Oct

It’s official Feist’s new album ‘Metals’ is out and I’ve been awaiting this moment for a while now.  I was in absolute (and still am!) in love with their album The Reminder.  It had their famous song “1234” on it but that’s probably close to the bottom of my list of favorite songs from that album.  I can listen to that album from end to start over and over again.  Her voice is so beautiful and in perfect key to my ear drums.  Feist did release a first album titled “Let it Die” that is OK with a few strong songs on it.  The Reminder really put Feist on the map though and created a recording artist that would be hard to match.  If you like Florence and the Machine you would really enjoy Feist.

Now with Metals out, I wasn’t sure what to expect but held my expectations high.  They allowed listeners to go to their website and sneak peak it for the previous week so I checked it out.  I don’t ever think it’s fair to judge an album by first listen because how are you supposed to let the tracks resonate with your musical brain?  I always listen to an album and then ask myself the next day which songs I remembered.  Then I’ll go and listen one more time.  This is when I know which songs I am delighted to hear and if I like the album.  Although I’m not as attached to ‘Metals’ as I am ‘The Reminder’ there are some definite strong songs and it could eventually surpass my love for ‘The Reminder’ with time.  ‘Metals’ is full of slow, romantic lullabies.  I’ve fallen completely in musical love with “How Come You Never Go There.”  Here’s a listen to the track:

I also enjoy “Woe Be.”  That and “How Come You Never Go There” are the instant grabbers.  The rest of the album follows up in synchronization of soft melodies.  You can get a FREE listen here.  If you love the last album like I do, you are definitely going to want to give ‘Metals’ a listen.  I’m going to leave you with some of my favorites from their past albums just because I can’t stop listening today.

OK, OK I’ll stop now because I could probably post the entire album if I keep going.  I do love me some Feist though, so take a listen to ‘Metals’ and don’t neglect good music for your ears 🙂