Review

A Fine Frenzy

(my first review …  xixixi)

i kinda feel bitter lately so a gloomy and sad songs will definetely hip on my days.  And i discover one musician to adore. Her songs just fit perfect and the lyrics i love to read n sing along over n over again.It’s A Fine Frenzy’s atmosphere made by a 22 years-old Alison Sudol.

Born in Seattle to dramatic-arts teacher parents, Alison moved to Los Angeles at the age five. With her newly single mother, Alison moved frequently around the city. She developed a strong love for the fantastic literary worlds of CS Lewis, EB White, Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens, while becoming a passionate author in her own right. She also immersed herself in classical music Motown, Aretha Franklin, swing bands, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, Technicolor movies and classic 1950’s television.

After teaching herself to play piano, Alison increasingly invested her internal narratives into song form. She found solace in the melodic melancholia of new global British bands Aqualung, Radiohead, Coldplay and Keane, etc… She was also moved by the diatonic minimalism of Philip Glass and the transportive allure of Icelandic music (Bjork, Sigur Ros.) Inspired, Alison developed the sound of A Fine Frenzy – hypnotic piano arrangements under classic American melody fused into irresistible, atmospheric songs with the power to reach around the world.  (taken from her personal bio)

my A Fine Frenzy first song is  “Almost Lover”. Tell story about fallin love with someone who’s just playing with you. Hear him whisper love or singing Spanish lullaby..but then it’s all just a lie.  At the end, you decide to say goodbye, though it hurts like hell..  Almost Lover i think is a deep and athmospheric song. I listen and sing to it over n over during the days and it always get me blown away…

It was very easy fallin love to her music. just right after Almost Lover, i caught myself utterly spelled by her other songs like ‘You Picked Me’, ‘Think of You’, ‘Last of Days’, ‘Liar Liar’, and my favorite : ‘Ashes n Wine’.

My fav “Ashes and Wine” is about a girl losing her boyfriend, but she just can’t let go. She’s willing to fight for him if only there’s a chance or a fragment of  light. but it’s seem as if there’s only ashes and wine..

anyway, selma blair rate her song as “haunting”, and

HARP magazine said “A Fine Frenzy is a blend of sounds and influences. Where there’s Ella, Aretha and Louis, there’s also Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Aqualung and Keane”

Her music genre listed as Shoegazing…and her album “One Cell in The Sea” gone hits in Europe and US. Get it, listen to her unique ambiance … you’ll gonna love it for sure 

 

Almost Lover


Your fingertips accross my skin,  The palm trees swaying in the winds

Images

You sang me Spanish lullabies, The sweetes sadness in your eyes

Clever trick

I never wanna see you unhappy

I thought you’d want the same for me


Goodbye, my almost lover…..Goodbye, my hopeless dream

I’m trying not to think about you,   Can’t you just let me be?

So long, my luckless romance…..My back is turned on you

I should’ve known You’d bring me heartache

Almost lovers always do


We walked along a crowded street, You took my hands and dance with me

Images

And when you left you kissed my lips, You told me you’d never ever forget this images, no

I never wanna see you unhappy

I thought you’d want the same for me


Goodbye, my almost lover…..Goodbye, my hopeless dream

I’m trying not to think about you, Can’t you just let me be?

So long, my luckless romance….My back is turned on you

I should’ve known You’d bring me heartache

Almost lovers always do


I cannot go to the ocean, I cannot drive the streets at night

I cannot wake up in the morning Without you on my mind

So, your gone and I’m haunted

And I bet you’re just fine

Did I make it that easy To walk right in and out of my life?


Goodbye, my almost lover….Goodbye, my hopeless dream

I’m trying not to think about you, Can’t you just let me be?

So long, my luckless romance….My back is turned on you

I should’ve known You’d bring me heartache

Almost lovers always do

 

Grab ’em (for sample only :D) …

✿ Almost Lover ✿ Ashes and Wine

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