Thursday, November 08, 2007

To another island in another life

Remember a few posts ago when I told you about the Old Navy commercial featuring Ingrid Michaelson's "The Way I Am" and I said the commercial didn't do the song justice? Ok, well, I have since downloaded the entire album, and the 30 seconds you hear while perusing Old Navy sweaters, as great as it is, doesn't even begin to hint at the awesomeness of this label-less album.

(By the way, I purchased the album through Amazon's new DRM-free download store and I cannot say enough good things about the experience. Finally, someone has freed me from Steve Jobs!)

I really love her voice, a hint of Lisa Loeb's little-girl-lost quality mixed with jazz phrasing is a perfect counterpoint to the rich folk-pop she writes.

Here's a couple raw live performances of songs on the album, but keep in mind the album sounds much fuller, richer, greater:

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