anotherlongshot (anotherlongshot) wrote,
anotherlongshot
anotherlongshot

George Ezra <3

New popular music tends not to grab my attention for a long, sustained period of time. In fact, I haven't been excited about a new album - by anyone and from any decade or period, really - for a very long time. I'd hear snippets of what's currently popular when I'm in a mall or a restaurant or a cafe, sometimes even on the radio when I'm driving and forgot my iPod, and sometimes I'd like a tune enough to remember some of the lyrics and look up the song later. Nothing has really appealed to me; I got a copy of Echosmith's album but wasn't crazy about it, and more recently, Sam Smith failed to impress after a couple of listens to his hit song (which I find rather sentimental and overwrought).

On the other hand, I'd been meaning to check out George Ezra's album after hearing 'Budapest' a few times in Amsterdam last year. Not only is 'Budapest' really catchy with a quirky folksy vibe, but he also has a very distinct deep baritone voice, such that I was shocked when I found out how young he is. Being me, though, I forgot all about my intention for the next few months, until a couple of weeks ago when I randomly decided that I wanted some new music.

I've been listening to Wanted on Voyage non-stop for the past few days, ever since I got back my laptop (the night I bought the album was also the night my laptop died). I am totally in love with his voice, and I totally love how different his songs are from the rest of the stuff in my iPod. I love the cheerful, carefree feel to his songs (minus a couple of darker offerings in the album), the up-tempo, and the sheer prettiness of slower numbers like 'Barcelona'. 'Barcelona' is one of my favourites for sure, and I can't decide which is dreamier: the soothing guitar riff or his soothing voice.

What makes him even more awesome, though, is definitely his video for 'Listen to the Man'. There are no words that I can use to describe the amazingness of the music video, so I will just post it here:



SERIOUSLY. How freaking adorable was that?!

I really regret not buying the deluxe version of the album. I didn't know how much I would like it, because I wasn't head over heels when I sampled the album, but decided to buy it anyway. I don't think iTunes offers the option of upgrading to the deluxe album, so I guess I will buy the bonus tracks individually. ALAS!
Tags: george ezra, music, videos
Subscribe

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • Mostly public

    This journal is mostly public with some friends-only entries that will primarily be visible to my close real-life friends. I'm currently in the…

  • (no subject)

    Little by little, quietly and somewhat subconsciously, my spending time with Etienne has chipped away at the morsel of doubt that lodged itself in my…

  • Push Yourself

    Today's original running goal was to build on the 35-minute run of a couple of days ago and do 40-minute run. In light of the time and distance that…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments