my maudlin career (preview)

camera obscura ~ my maudlin career (preview) (4ad, 2009)

tracyanne and the band come back in a forth album (that'll be released on april, 20) with more sugar, love, melancholy and addictive pop. after the success of their previous album with songs like 'lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbroken', 'let's get out of this country' and 'if looks could kill' they're back with an album that reminds their two first albums: relaxing, easy listening, melodic and cute... extremely cute.
the pianos are there... the ringing guitars are there... and tracyanne's sugary voice is there.
music that will take the sensitive ones and make them sing along and dance...
here's what tracyanne said about the album in a press release:
“some people who have heard it say it’s intense and quite dark. i suppose it is in a way. we were even more open and brave when making it than we were with the last record. i’ve never been so brutal when its come to writing lyrics. i wouldn’t even call them lyrics. just documentation of what was going on with me for a while. i truly believe it’s the best we’ve done so far.”

since the album hasn't been released yet i won't make available all songs. i chose three songs - you have no idea how hard it was:

french navy: opens the album with uplifting melody and tracyanne singing "spent a week in a dusty library/ waiting for some words to jump at me"... five seconds after that you'll be dancing and certain that'll spend 35-40 minutes in a state of joy mixed with melancholy, naivety and love.

james: a heartbreaking ballad that'll make you feel like falling in love with some guy called james and have your heart broken just to suffer listening to this song.

my maudlin career*: the classic camera obscura slow pace song (with piano lines to die for).
*made available on february, 9.

01. french navy
02. the sweetest thing
03. you told a lie
04. away with murder
05. swans
06. james
07. careless love
08. my maudlin career
09. forest and sands
10. other towns and cities
11. honey in the sun

buy it

1 comment:

Songs for Girls said...

oh hi, hoppipolla right?
good stuff you've got up here. except for the pop ups, sorry!