So how often do I hear a song from a random download and then go and get the whole album off of emusic without any second thoughts? Never, that’s how often. So it was a blogworthy day when I snagged “Glory” by Essie Jain from somewhere (I think perhaps G vs. B and I actually agreed on something for once).
Basically the internet fails me on Jain’s personal info — couple interviews and a scant bio (she’s British; last name of Wilkinson. Not that I want to know much more, I guess). However, the music speaks for itself. Think of stripped-down Portishead, mixed with a bit of Joni Mitchell and Dido, and adding in some fantastic harmonies. The music can’t be put in a genre category, which makes it truly indie, I suppose. It is slow and ambient, and will put some readers off with its easy pace; but I encourage everyone to give it a try, and you might just find yourself over at Emusic like me, buying a copy of “We Made This Ourselves.”
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