Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Best of 2012: Songs From May (and mostly Sara Bareilles)


Once Upon Another Time - Sara Bareilles

Since Sara Bareilles's new EP Once Upon Another Time came out on May 22nd, I've really listened to nothing else. With lines like "Highway curve/ The sun sank low/ Buckley on the radio," the title track is a perfect blend of poetic lyricism and MGM musical.

Bright Lights and Cityscapes - Sara Barielles

Does the US have a Songwriter Laureate?
"I'm the paper and you're the pen/ You fill me in/ You are permanent/ And you leave me to dry..."
"She will falter and gift her blame. And it starts all over again again again."
"She is bright lights and cityscapes./ And white lies and cavalcades."
"She'll take all you ever have, but I'm gonna love you. You say maybe it will last this time. But I'm gonna love you. Till You start looking back, I'm gonna love you. I wouldn't need a second chance."

Lie to Me - Sara Bareilles

And then things get edgy. "I wish the air would color red when you're breathing in, so I could've seen it coming."

In My Veins - Andrew Belle (w/ Erin McCarley)
Fine, here's a song that isn't from Sara Bareilles's new EP. Happy now? Try listening to this super depressing song. But it's also gorgeous.

That Wasn't Me - Brandi Carlile

This is the first single off her new album Bear Creek, and the video stars country legend Kris Kristofferson.

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