SOTD: This Too Shall Pass – Maria Mena

Song: This Too Shall Pass
Artist: Maria Mena
Album: This Too Shall Pass – Single
Genre: Pop
In short: “This Too Shall Pass” is the lead single off Maria Mena’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Viktoria. Written by Mena, the number is her own letter of apology to the people she has hurt unintentionally or intentionally. “The winds of your ego / The waves of My tears / Made The most perfect almighty storm that we’ve seen this year / But experience gathered / We’ve learned from our past / So don’t worry darling / This too shall pass,” sings Mena on the confessional number.

This Too Shall Pass – Maria Mena [Download]

SOTD: Defeated – Kritsy Lee

KristySong: Defeated
Artist: Kristy Lee
Album: Lifescapes
Genre: Acoustic
In short: Consider yourself lucky if you ever get your hands on Kritsty Lee’s music. Her voice is magnificent and her unique rhythms are absolutely nourishing.

Defeated – Kristy Lee [Download]

Song Of The Day

ReginaSpektorFarSong: Blue Lips
Artist: Regina Spektor
Album: Far
In short: Regina returns to the scene with her sophomore album, Far, which is a good album, not as good as her first, but anyways, this song stood out, and has been playing nonstop all day.

Blue Lips – Regina Spektor [Download]

Lyrics: Earreading [13]

sandalsI’m being dragged down, down by the hand
The hand of a golden giant man
He’s crushing my knuckles and splitting my skin
He says he will let go if only I ask it of him
He says girl it’s your call, you wanna fly you wanna fall?
So I shout I wanna get away from you as fast as I can
I tell my feet to move it, I hope they have a plan
“-SiA’s “Little Black Sandals

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rosiecapjpgWho? Rosie Thomas. Genre? Folk/Acoustic. About: I stumbled upon her lovely music while I was browsing some of the olden music blogs, and I istantly fell in love with her voice and music as a whole, so I went and got all of her albums, and I drowned in a world of tenderness and beauty, a much calmer world than ours. I handpicked the best of hers, and here’s your chance of expanding your horizon to something so beautiful. “It Don’t Matter To The Sun” is my most played song of hers, its play count sky-rocketed in the winter, it’s a very winter-y song, it’s one of my favorites of hers. “Say Hello” is a song I’m sure most of you will adore because it’s very simple, verging on being a mere lullaby, it will sooth and relax you, this is a “crowd” favorite, whenever I play her music, this one sticks out. “Guess It May” is led with piano and emotionally-broken vocals, they work like magic. “Let It Be Me” is a song I didn’t initially like, but on the album’s tracklisting it was the song after “Guess It May” so it kept playing whenever that one ended, and I fell in love with after having it stuck in my head. “Have You Seen My Love” is my second favorite of hers, it’s just so sad but “demure” if I may say that about a song, it was an instant hit in my charts, still is. “I Run” and “Death Came And Got Me” are both highlights in their own album, and in her whole catalogue. Give in to her music, it’ll make your life better.

Rosie Thomas:
It Don’t Matter To The Sun
Say Hello
Guess It May
Let It Be Me
Have You Seen My Love
I Run
Death Came And Got Me

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Who: Regina Spektor
Genre: Pop/Acoustic
About: It’s really funny how I stumbled across this album, I was checking the albums released the same week as Christina Aguilera’s Back to Basics, and read a very positive review about this particular album, so I caved in, and fell for her voice. Regina’s tender vocals will find their way into your heart, you can’t not love her music. Billboard named her album the 21st best album of 2006. Here are my favorite picks, 3 from the album, and the fourth from the soundtrack of Narnia. Favorite lines from the songs, Fidelity‘s “Suppose I never ever saw you, suppose we never ever called, suppose I kept on singing love songs, just to break my own fall“, Samson‘s “You are my sweetest downfall, I loved you first“, On The Radio‘s “This is how it works, you peer inside yourself, you take the things you like, then try to love the things you took, and then you take that love you made, and stick it into someone else’s heart, pumping someone else’s blood“, The Call‘s “Just because every thing’s changing, doesn’t mean it’s never been this way before“. Enjoy!

Regina Spektor:
On The Radio
The Call

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