Friday, October 26, 2007

Beautiful music

Jesca Hoop. If you haven't heard her music yet, consider this my plea to change that. I saw her open for The Ditty Bops a few months ago and absolutely loved her extremely unique, melodic, quirky sound. She sings songs in a style that seems to come from a world that never existed, I think. But she also sings songs about our world, and you can hear one of them, a beautiful ode on Hurrican Katrina and its effects, by clicking this (legal) link:

Jesca Hoop - "Love Is All We Have"

She accomplishes the very difficult task of tackling a somber, recent event without resorting to schmultz. And it's sweet without being syrupy. If you like this, be sure to check out her newly released debut record, "Kizmet."

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