Lucy Wainwright Roche – Seek and Hide (Feat. Colin Meloy)
When I heard Lucy Wainwright Roche had released a solo album, I was absolutely ecstatic. Daughter of Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright and half-sister of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, music runs in the family – and Lucy is no exception. Her new album “There’s a Last Time For Everything” is comprised of calming ballads, folksy wintery scenes and one amazing but surprising cover (Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend”). Perhaps my favorite track from the album is “Seek and Hide,” featuring Colin Meloy (of the Decemberists).
The track pulls from both sides of her family, incorporating very Roche-like melodies with instrumentation choices similar to her brother, Rufus. The end result is a beautiful piece – unlike anything you’d hear elsewhere in the Roche-Wainwright family – about falling in love and realizing you’re still you, for better or worse.
Agnes Obel – The Curse
Likely over 100 listens since this track was released last September, but I still get goosebumps when it plays. Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel’s single “The Curse” picks up where her first album, “Philharmonics,” left off – a whisper of a voice, beautiful lyrics and impressive piano rhythms. But something about this new track is completely new, fresh and absolutely intoxicating: