Sunday, July 01, 2012
My New Comfort Anthem
Oh hey, Kelly Hogan has an album out. And if you're in Phoenix, maybe you'd like to use my extra ticket to see her on August 13th at The Crescent Ballroom? They were only a fiver, so I bought an extra to treat a friend. "Golden" has turned into my new hopeful anthem. Kelly Hogan wrote it for Neko Case years ago before Case made it big, and it's just so filled with faith and love at her friend's greatness and potential. I listen to it on repeat and pretend Hogan is singing it to me.
Her whole album is wonderful. If I had to make a comparison, it reminds me of Dusty in Memphis. Hogan's got the same emotional phrasing, the ability to handle complex lyrical narratives, and the whole album has beautiful soul and pop touches.