Kamila Toska. Quite fond of indie music, sarcastic humor, romantic comedies, theatre, books, college, and things considered vintage. Adores Tina Fey, Ewan McGregor, and real-life friends. In a New York City state-of-mind.
One of the things I love most about Audra McDonald’s new album (my copy of which arrived today before it hits stores on the 21st) is a return on her part to promoting emerging music theater writers. In this case, Adam Gwon. She also includes numbers by Adam Guettel and Michael John LaChiusa, whose work she featured on her first albums when they were “emerging” as well.
So much love for this song, and of course, for Audra McDonald.
Unbelievers - Vampire Weekend
This is my favorite song so far on the new album. Along with actually understanding what is being said, I love the lyrics and think there’s some real truth behind them.
Local Natives just got real. Gorilla Manor was all sunshine and rainbows, but this album is something else. It’s like if the band experienced the harshness of the world we live in. The heartbreaks that tear you apart and leave you lost, the sudden deaths that leave you paralyzed with fear, the entire myriad of life’s problems that overwhelm you. However, even though the album does deal with darker subjects, there is still a glimmer of that optimism that was abundant in the first album. Somehow they saw the cold truths we live through but they still see the light, they are still keeping their heads up high and making music straight from the soul.
“You and I, we were always strong. It was enough to keep me on.”