Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I know there are quite a few readers that are not aware about a lot of the music that is written on this blog. Well I have a few new things for you pop tarts to listen to. If you like top 40, then here is an artist that deserves to be there, but isn't: Emerson Hart. He is the lead singer of Tonic ("If You Could Only See"), and topped the charts not so long ago. If you like Gavin DeGraw, Sara Barielles, and singers of that nature, you should have a listen to his myspace (www.myspace.com/emersonhart). He writes the type of heart-felt lyrics that suck you right in. I wouldn't say that he is a guilty pleasure of mine, because I don't really feel all that guilty about listening to a well-produced and smooth sounding pop song. At least he has more talent than the other lame stuff that is out there. Listen to him.
...I mentioned Gavin DeGraw up above. He just [finally] released a new single. "I'm In Love With a Girl." I must admit, the first time I heard the song title, I turned it off. I was scared to be disappointed. Then I caught it in the middle when I was home in Chicago over the weekend on the radio. I think it's kind of impossible to hate Gavin DeGraw. He might not get that artistic cred for being pop-ish, but it's not unpleasant music, in the least. He has a good voice and plays piano with a band. But as far as this song stacks up to Chariot, I don't see it fairing well. I saw him live in 2005 and he did the best cover of "Let's Get it On" that I have ever heard. Girls literally threw their bras on stage. Oh well, those were the days. Listen yourself... www.myspace.com/gavindegraw
p.s. Gavin, if you read this, I am sorry for betraying you. Write a song about me and then you can have me back.
That's my pop fill for the day. Snider, I hope you read this.
Posted by A Kay at 6:10 PM