Hark! You rang?
Try this album, it’s very mellow, though not in a folky way.
You might like this song.
This is an artist who’s all about lyrics. Every song is about something interesting, and with a small handful of minor exceptions, has no “love/lack of love/oh baby you hurt me so bad” songs in a 20+ year, 11 album career. Even those exceptions have unusual twists to them, such as “Here and Hereafter” which on the surface sounds like a breezy love song, but a closer listen reveals that the song is actually about the deep fear of losing someone you love. In spite of her name (which is her real name btw) many of her songs are extremely dark and psychological. Many tell stories, such as “100 Years” which is about a sentient computer abandoned on a space station, or the cinematic “He Will Come/The Flight” about an immortal vampire pining for mortality, or “Down Down” about a submarine (inspired by Das Boot) or “Find Me” about a drowning woman, or “Charlie” inspired by Robert Crumb’s brother Charles (anyone who saw the documentary Crumb would get this song), or “Virus” which is a scathing condemnation of assholes in the record industry who tried to mess with her head and change who she was to be more “commercial,” while others are about psychological states. Without going overboard and getting in-depth, entire psychology courses could be taught using her songs as a springboard. She also has a very sly/dry sense of humor in songs such as “Runners” which is about the frustration that everyfrickin thing gives you cancer. It goes on an on. If it were just her phenomenal voice and music I’d still love her, but thankfully she cares about her lyrics too.
Here’s an album that’s very lush, layered and electronic.
Besides the above, there are songs here, here, here, here, and here (there are more songs that aren’t shown, but you have to use the scroll bar on the player).
Many many many songs can be downloaded for free at this page. Scroll down and there’s a good sampling of songs from every album. The only one that doesn’t have complete songs is the most recent album, otherwise they’re full-length songs.
There are 6 of her 11 albums on iTunes so of course single songs are available, but if you heard one that you wanted that wasn’t on iTunes or on the Samples page, I’d give it to you for free (and yes, I have her permission to do that).
Give me an inch… smile
Sarah Fimm is indeed quite wonderful. I’m still knocked out that she has HTR on her MySpace page. I have no idea how Sarah heard her, but it’s very very cool!