Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Anna Zoe

This girl works her butt off and she is fantastic at it. She even has her own label! However, this blog isn't about her business sense, but her music, and, believe me, it is just as fantastic. I recently purchased her album on iTunes and it is super great. 

Today, while baking a million cookies, I listened to Fiction in Some Direction three times. Zoe's website says that she is like "Tori Amos having dinner with Coldplay, and meeting Death Cab for Cutie for drinks", and although I believe this is right on, I am also reminded of Alanis Morissette's first album. The energy that Jagged Little Pill had is very similar to the energy coming through in Fiction is Some Direction. If I had to single out one track, which is hard because I truly dug them all, I would say my favorite is track 8, In Love. In Love reminds me of a lullaby, but in a rockin' kinda way.

Every track on the album is wonderful and if your interest has been peaked, follow the link below. Zoe's album can also be found on iTunes. If you do check her out, which I highly recommend (would I ever steer my readers wrong), comment below. I would love to know what my readers thing for once. Don't forget to click the link below and get to know a wonderful musician, Anna Zoe.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Ethan Hanson

Listening to Ethan Hanson for the first time made me smile. Not just any smile, but that "yeah this is what I'm talking about" smile. With a smooth bluesy voice backed by an acoustic guitar I am in heaven. When wanting to relax and enjoy some great music, Hanson sure does deliver.

I am reminded of John Mayer, and not the bad stuff, but the really great stuff, like from the album Continuum. I also get a little sense of Matchbox Twenty, once again their older stuff. The song Real Love by Hanson is perfect. It is one of those songs where the eyes can be closed and the music and lyrics can be felt through every part of the body. I am actually typing with my eyes closed right now listening to Real Love. I especially like the break down in the middle of the song. I believe I even hear a cowbell!

Hanson has a couple of singles on iTunes and you can find him on Twitter as well. Follow the link below and check him out. Grab a beer, or a glass of wine, and just soak in the wonderful tunes!