Here are a couple more free downloads I’ve picked up via those cards in Starbucks.
City And Colour: “Fragile Bird” – Not bad. A bit of a slow groove thing. Pretty sparse instrumentation, but a fat enough keys sound gives it its mood. The bridge and choruses, with a slow burn while maintaining an uplifting feel, are the highlights. Might only be like if I had more of the band, but this is good enough to want to keep front of mind, so keep.
Madeline Peyroux: “The Kind You Can’t Afford” – About how she’s poor and there’s a rich “you” in the song. But she’s got real good lovin’, the kind “you” can’t afford. It’s got a bit of that cheesy blues feel like Clapton or Bonnie Raitt. I don’t know why her vocals are recorded so hot, either. As much as I love 99% solidarity and taxing the ultra-rich, this kind of “your life is empty” attack on them itself seems empty, foolish, and meaningless. Not crazy about the song, either. Ditch.