Every so often I look on Amazon for a few favorite artists, to see if they have something new. So recently I was over the moon when The Weepies' album Hideaway showed up. I blogged previously about these two singer/song-writers. Their music is deceptively simple, but it wears so well for me that I never tire of them. And they sink in and gradually spread until they make my bones glow.
Like my favorite poetry, their songs handle simple subjects with grace. Happiness, for instance, is one of the hardest emotions to handle in art; the usual yield is syrup. Darker emotions seem easier material for art. But these two handle happiness, love, subtle feelings of loss, and emotional ephemera, with a light touch and a unique viewpoint. The emotions don't seem to lose much in translation, and so the numbers work deeply for me. I love to paint to their voices. The Summer Obsession is another group that seems to work perfectly for my painting - not sure why.
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Grenouille turns up the volume so the bass makes the table hum. He bobs up and down gently to the beat, and does back flips at the peaks.