[pullquote quote="I didn't just put together a bunch of songs, I put together a story of my life basically." credit="Christina Perri"]
If the name [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Christina Perri[/lastfm] sounds familiar, it’s because she was a previous guest on Carson‘s show and her song was featured on TV’s So You Think You Can Dance.
She brings new meaning to the term ‘girl power’ but we’re not talking about the[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Spice Girls[/lastfm] here.
Her music is raw and so personal that if you’ve ever had a love, a love lost, or even so much as a crush on someone you’re definitely going to be able to relate.
Her album appropriately titled Lovestrong comes out today. The video of my interview lets Miss Perri explain what the CD embodies but I’ll also give you my take on it so you can decide for yourself on whether you should pick it up today.
I’ll be honest in saying that her music has been on repeat on my iTunes recently because I’ve been dealing with my own love “issues” as I’ll call it, but you don’t have to be lovelorn to appreciate Christina Perri’s songs.
They are simple and straight to the point yet extremely deep. Maybe it’s her raspy voice that she belts out, or maybe it’s because she doesn’t bother to dance around how she’s feeling when she writes her lyrics.
The words to her song ‘Tragedy’ (which is my personal favorite) are something out of a diary.
So you already have a great voice and great lyrics, but what makes this CD so well-rounded is the music itself… the instruments. The guitar, the piano, the violin, the drums (shout out to Elmo who plays them in her band).
The overall sound is something so refreshing to me. Christina’s song ‘Bang Bang Bang’ is a perfect example of this. It’s pop withing being too cheesy and it’s folk without being too obscure.