This has been a delightful week (for me) on the music front. My beloved Lenka, who Joel and I saw in concert a couple weeks ago, has released her second CD, "Two," and I have spent hours and hours listening to nothing else. I'm just as happy with this release as I was with the first! I could listen to it all day.
I just love how HAPPY her music makes me. I can't listen to it and NOT smile. I suppose that makes it sound like it's all happy la-la "the world is perfect" music, and it really isn't. The themes of the lyrics run from love to breakups to being sad to that quiet shy girl who thinks she'll never ever find love to being knocked down by life. It's written on subjects I can relate to... but she's just so darned sweet, I can't listen to it and not smile.
It's music that makes me feel better, and I appreciate that so much.
"Two" is the first, and title, track for the CD and it's VERY fun. A little different sort of feel to the music than what I'm used to from Lenka. More edgy, maybe? When I first played it, my kids were surprised to find out it was her. A song about love, I find myself turning it up every time it comes on.
I've been listening to "Heart Skips a Beat" and "Roll With the Punches" for awhile now, as they were early release singles. Both of these, I really love. "Roll With the Punches" is a great song to listen to when I'm feeling put upon... It reminds me to just get up and keep going. Much love!
"Sad Song" and "Everything's Okay" are a couple peppy pieces that I'm listening to a LOT. In fact, right now "Everything's Okay" is my current favorite. Like I said, music that makes me feel better. :)
Oh, "End of the World!" Oh my gosh... I heard someone describe this as the "happiest Apocalypse song ever." Totally apropos! I love it...
There are more I love, but that's a good start... :) Go buy it! go listen to it! Go love her! She's adorable and sweet and cute and you should love her! iTunes, Amazon, anywhere! Then come back and tell me your favorite song so I can go "OMG I love that one too!!!!!"