A friend recently gave me one of those "free song" iTunes cards that Starbucks gives out with coffee on Tuesdays. The cards are programmed with one particular song, as opposed to getting a choice, but I love trying new things. Heck, 95% of the time I like their Free Single of the Week and not just because it's free.
Like Miss Madeleine Peyroux. Her song, Instead, was the free download on the card and as soon as I heard it, a wonderfully uplifting jazzy-bluesy piece, I was hooked and scrambling for more. In this one, Dance Me To The End Of Love, her voice is as smooth and warm as a hot toddy while the stand-up bass and piano keep your toes tapping:
Finding Madeleine, however, led me to the discovery of the day: Melody Gardot. Instant love, people. Her sound fills a void in my soul that I didn't know I had and her backstory is captivating. My out-of-the-gate favorite, Goodnite, makes me want to sit in the dark, wearing black pencil pants and smoking cigarettes:
Check out how groovy and cute she is in this one, Who Will Comfort Me. Now that I have a bunch of new jazzy musics I want to throw a cocktail party with highballs and fancy cheese and olives. Guess that one free song wasn't as free as I had expected.
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