Yesterday would've been Michael Hutchence's 50th birthday. I had the biggest crush on him growing up, and even now still love listening to INXS songs, and that deliciously sexy voice of his. Sadly, he decided to depart this world long before he should've gone.
Here's one of my favorite videos, from when I first discovered INXS. "Mediate" from the 1987 album, "Kick". Yes, I was 12 when I first fell in love... I miss you, Michael Hutchence.
Oh, Lisa! You got me!
Hook, line & sinker. I'm addicted to your album!
It's hard to believe this is a self-released, debut! The talent and quality of Oh Lady You Shot Me is incredible, and though Lisa may be a welcome new addition to my ears, she is definitely not new to creating music. If this is just the beginning, I am really looking forward to how her future albums will progress from here.
Seriously, people! Check out the song, Empirical Science, and hear what I mean:
Within the first 10 seconds, the fun melody hooks you in before a single lyric is even spoken! Right? Right! Of course, I 'm right! :-) Anyways, after hearing this, how could you not want to hear more?
Much like the rest of the album, there is just the right balance of sweetness, strength, and soulfulness in her music and voice. The stories of love and life she shares... the enchanting melodies, meaningful lyrics, combined with Lisa Jaeggi's lovely vocals... it all makes for a nine song collection of absolutely beautiful, musical poetry.
Hard for me to pick the 3 best songs on Oh Lady You Shot Me (2009), but if I HAD to, they would be as follows: