Sometimes harmonies make a song. In a lot of country music, that’s the case. And it is definitely the case in Miranda Lambert’s song “White Liar”.
The most tender place in my heart is for strangers
I know it’s unkind, but my own blood is much too dangerous”
I know people like this. I bet you do too. What an opening line…
This song caught me by surprise a few years ago and it’s on a regular play list for me. Marshmello ft. Bastille built a song with a great hook, interesting lyrics and vocals that hit the spot. It’s a sad song with a lofty goal.
Sufjan Stevens generated one of the more creepy AND elegant songs of the 2000s with “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.” from the Illinoise album.
“Goddamn right it’s a beautiful day.”
The first time I heard “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” by the Dropkick Murphys was in the 2006 film “The Departed” (which is a great flick btw).
It may take some folks a while to appreciate Nelly Furtado’s voice on this song, it can come off a bit nasally. But she sings with a swagger (and dances the same in the video)
The Dandy Warhols released Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia, and a classic rock song was born.
No, it’s not the David Bowie version.
I love that version as much as anyone. But there’s another artist that has a different take on the song, one that I think deserves attention as well.
Tense, longing, sad and pained in both sound and lyrics.