Monday, January 25, 2010

Music Monday- Brandi Carlile

It's a new year, and I'm changing a few things around here. I hope these new changes will give you some ideas, things to think about and a reason to come back to my blog and website regularly.

One of those changes that pertains to this blog is this-- Monday's are now officially (very officially) Music Monday's where I will spread the word of a song, an album or just an artist that I want to give some praise to. It's not called New Music Monday- so although I might offer up something "new", I also might dig deep into to the past and remind you of someone perhaps you hadn't thought of in a while. Basically, I just want to celebrate great music that inspires!

Today I'd like to give a big shout out to Brandi Carlile. I saw her last year at the House of Blues when she was supporting her last CD, The Story, which was fantastic. Her current CD, Give Up the Ghost, just came out a few months ago.

I finally loaded it onto my iPod a couple of weeks ago. Now it is in constant play while I'm on my runs, and since that still wasn't enough, I've also put the CD in my car, where it has stayed for the past week.

The CD is full of great songs. So great that it's hard for me to even speak of just one. Which is why I mentioned the whole CD. I love it so much, and am so inspired by everything about it. Here's one song from it, which is one of my favorites. It's called I Will.

Isn't that brilliant?
I so love the lines toward the end of the song that sing,
"I have to say that I am proud to know you
and I'll never be the same because we met
You might not miss this....
but I will, I will, I will..."

The whole CD is masterful. Great melodies, thoughtful songs, and beautiful production.
Brandi Carlile- Give Up the Ghost
AND she'll be back at House of Blues in Dallas in March! Hope to see you there!


Diablo said...

I smell cover!

kerri said...

Yes Diablo, it would be a little hard to resist doing a cover of this one!