Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Good Golly, By Jolly, This Is Really Good! #34

Here’s another musician whose music has been trapped within the limited confinements of sheer exploitation, and that’s insensitively slapped on with the label, ‘Grey’s Anatomy Soundtrack’. I promise that one day I’ll beat ‘The Grey’s Anatomy Soundtrack Team’ and post up a song without needing to mention that TV series. Damnit, there should be a blog erected in honour of the songs that's appeared on that show. Damnit, maybe there already is.

This track may already be familiar to some, due to a placement in an Old Navy commercial. But to those who haven’t, there’s no better time to try than now. Ingrid Michaelson has often been compared to Feist’s chanteuse-ness and Regina Spektor’s quirks with apparent traces of Lisa Loeb. ‘The Way I Am’ is a short and sweet tune about a relationship, garlanded with eccentric, quirky lyrics. Dusted over with heavy bass lines and smooth undertones, the song has a way of tugging at your heart strings, and every time Michaelson’s vocals hits that entrancing high note, it starts pulling at your strings even more and this time, it showing no signs of wanting to let go.

"I sing about those kinds of issues but in very boiled down simple terms," she says. "I listen to every kind of music and I have no idea what some people are talking about, but I still enjoy it. I want to say a lot with as few words as possible."

|mp3| Ingrid Michaelson - The Way I am

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