If you are not very careful,
Your possessions will possess you,
TV taught me how to feel,
Now real life has no appeal
I said I'd chit-chat a bit about Marina and Ellie today, so I will now do so...
A few of you might already have realized that I have a bit of a Marina obsession going on, so obviously I nabbed a copy of 'The Family Jewels' as soon as it was released.
I was a bit worried it would be a bit overproduced and her awesomely unique voice would disappear into the backing, but I needn't have worried, as, although the production is very polished, her crazy vocals are still the selling point of each song. Quite a few of the best tracks are the ones I've had for a while anyway, but there are some great new ones too, like opener 'are you satisfied?' and this little gem (pun unintended) :
super catchy. VERY marina.
And, I, like, met her. On my birthday.
AND she pointed at me later that day during her set when she noticed me.
Thought I'd brag a little bit!!
So to end this section... top tracks from the album, in no particular order:
Are You Satisfied?
I Am Not A Robot
Now onto Ellie Goulding. A while ago I said I wasn't sure if she'd live up to the hype.
I reckon she's proved me wrong... 'Lights' is number one in the itunes album chart right now. And I really like it.
Before I bought the album I had only the two singles - 'starry eyed' and 'under the sheets' - but also some acoustic songs of hers, 'the writer' and 'every time you go.' I also had the 'guns and horses' demo. I was worried about these, because, since I'd got to love them so much acoustically, I didn't think they'd work as well with all her synthyness. However, 'the writer' hasn't been changed much with it's electronic re-work, it's pretty much just been enhanced, and 'Every time you go' is pretty different, but I now love the upbeat version just as much as the acoustic. 'Guns and horses' is the only let-down, in my opinion - I much prefer the demo version. (Honestly check that out!) But one duff track on the album - which, in essence, is a brilliant song anyway - is not bad at all for such an anticipated debut.
This is my favourite song. I think. It's hard to choose!
Top (non single) tracks:
Your Biggest Mistake
Every Time You Go
This Love will be your downfall
Sooooooo. Currently yearning for summer + festival fun. Latitude tickets go on sale tuesday... So I'll be ready!