I have become engulfed by Tristan Prettyman's Cedar + Gold album the last few days. I literally listened my way through it 4 times at work the day it was released. After that experience, I can officially compare it to the handful of Halloween candy I have just indulged in, minus the guilt, of course — simply delicious. Highlights of the effort include Come Clean, I Was Gonna Marry You, & Never Say Never (sadly, not the 90's Brandy remake — classic). She is hot, too, which is a plus to only add to her talent.
I may never understand why you left
I guess I just have to accept this is the way it was meant to be
Kind of like how I never understood how the ocean just stops at the shore
And why it doesn't wash away the land
If only someone could hold my heart and my hand
And make it feel like you did, and not give up so easy
There's no need to be angry, it's okay to be sad
I just have to trust there's something better for me out there swirling around in the universe
Someone who will believe in themselves as much as I do
And never take a wish for granted and always count the stars
Looking back, you're always closer than you thought
There's no point now in starting something new
The heart wants what the heart wants
And none of it matters in the end if you can't love someone back
Love and truth are whispering, "you can't start a fire in the pouring rain"
I'll probably buy [it] just for the cover art... nerd. Spotify and iTunes have killed my tangible music collection.
Mumford and Son's new effort is equally incredible. I have been a Mumford fan for quite some time, and I am rather happy to hear that they have only envolved their signature sound. Hopeless Wanderer takes me to a place I [used to] dream about. Go there with me. Good Stuff.
In other music news, Ke$ha's new song, Die Young, also hit the Top 40 Radio, and I must say I'm a total fan of that wacko... and it's completely worth a listen; you're welcome.