I feel like it’s been awhile since I wrote about the songs that I’m really loving right now, so here’s a quick roundup of some of my favorites.
Saturday’s Song by Hiss Golden Messenger
Ok, so there’s not really much going on with song lyrically, but I love the jangly guitar in it so much I can’t even tell you. Despite the lyrics about how he’s going to “get a little crazy” when Saturday comes the music itself is super chill. I always like a song where the lyrics and music are juxtaposed like this. This song is definitely going on my chill summer playlist.
Put My Heart Down by Sara Evans
“Put My Heart Down” is the second single off of Sara Evans’ album Slow Me Down, the title song of which I’ve already written about. I’m obviously really digging the singles coming off of this album, so I should probably actually take a listen to the whole thing, which I haven’t actually done yet. Again I don’t have much to say about the song lyrically, but that doesn’t really matter so much to me these days. I’m a visual person, so I don’t always pick up on lyrics when I’m not looking at them. Since I no longer have the time to sit around and exclusively listen to music while reading along with the lyrics like I once did when I was younger, I find that lyrics are the least important part of a song to me these days. I love the way the song sounds and that they lyrics are in fact easy enough for me to pick up enough of to sing along when I hear it in the car.
She’s Not Me by Jenny Lewis
I’m generally hit or miss with Jenny Lewis’ music. I like some of it and some of it I just don’t for whatever reason. I did really enjoy seeing her live at the Newport Folk Festival this summer though. I know so many people who loved “Just One of the Guys”, the first single off her album The Voyager from which this song also comes, but I didn’t really like it. I’m also the person who liked Under the Blacklight, the last Rilo Kiley album, which I guess real Rilo Kiley/Jenny Lewis fans consider to be far inferior to the ones that came before. Whatever, everyone is welcome to their opinion and sometimes there are certain songs that just aren’t for me. I allow others the same latitude. I’m about 50/50 on The Voyager album as a whole, but “She’s Not Me” is a great song and my favorite from the album.