Thea Gilmore – Regardless ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 hearts out of 5)
I ‘follow’ so many artists with the way I approach music blogging that a) I never will get bored or run out of great new music to enjoy, and b) I am frequently pleasantly surprised to come across brand new albums by artists I really love, albums I had not heard about simply because there are so many other things going on. Here is one I am particularly excited about, an album I came across just tonight, by an artist I fell for over a year ago, and whose music I’ve featured on my songlists since I started making songlists.
Thea Gilmore’s new album, which came out just this summer, has a lot more of a pop sound than many of the earlier songs I fell in love with (though actually her earlier albums have quite a broad stylistic range), but still with the complex sounds and great lyrics I liked about her earlier music. I had intended to just listen to the first song, to check out that one track for next week’s songlist, but the album drew me in, and I think I’ll be staying up just a bit later than I’d planned so I can hear the rest of this lovely new release.
If I, a fairly music-saturated music blogger, can be sucked in by this one, I’m sure many of my less jaded readers will absolutely love this new album. If you are new to Thea Gilmore’s music, check out her earlier stuff too. This lady is easily one of my favorite solo artists on the planet, for good reason.