I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
– George Eliot
...either way...she is good. this might be my most favorite cover of Creep ever.
Her name is Carrie Manolakos. (Hence my guess at her Greek-ness). She is a Broadway star and just released a new album this month. She has some pipes and quite a few different covers on YouTube, Gawker, etc... Her album is original stuff, but her covers are pretty excellent...especially Creep.
And here is another for good measure...as you know I am a HUGE fan of Mumford & Sons (congrats to Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan). I prefer the original. But I can still appreciate her musical talents with this one.
so I was introduced to LP, literally (and yes I mean it) 7 minutes ago. She is all kinds of awesome sauce, her whistling skills are ridiculous and enviable and that voice...clear and strong and giving me chills. DAMN! Plus her lyrics are...well just take a listen.
As you may or may not know (I don't think I've mentioned him yet) I LOVE Leonard Cohen. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. His voice is just haunting and soothing and gorgeous and I love him. So it was as pleasant surprise when I came across his son. On the one hand I was sort of surprised I didn't know about him, but at the same time I am way to enthralled with Leonard's voice to read much more about him...anyway...today I discovered Adam Cohen. He has a new song called "What Other Guy". The lyrics are pretty fantastic; the melody reminds me a bit of The Smith's (who I also LOVE) Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want, and in general it is just a a sweet tune. So have a listen...maybe you'll like it. If not, DEFINITELY take a listen to his pop.
Listen here (the link to the song is on the left side of the article)