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free music friday: essie jain

fmf_essiejainEssie Jain
‘I Remember It Just Like This’

Taken from Don’t Run Over The Birds, Please, the latest sampler from the lovely folks at The Leaf Label, ‘I Remember It Just Like This’ was originally issued last year as one of the bonus tracks on the special edition of Essie Jain’s second album The Inbetween. This particular Englishwoman in New York has gained quite a reputation for her very controlled, hushed singing that can soar to cut-glass highs as effortlessly as it can purr with an unusually English soul. ‘I Remember It Just Like This’ perhaps best recalls the elegant but skeletal arrangements of earlier songs like ‘No Mistake’ from her debut We Made This Ourselves. Soft, elongated horn notes drift along in the background, interspersed with a barely there finger-picked acoustic guitar. A stunningly beautiful pseudo-lullaby, this one’s all about the vocals. (It’s little wonder that Essie recently announced on her Myspace blog that her next release will be an album of sleepytime songs for children.)

Don’t Run Over The Birds, Please also features recent Wildbirds & Peacedrums single ‘There Is No Light’, an early version of ‘Tow The Line’ from Nancy Elizabeth’s upcoming second album Wrought Iron, plus music from Efterklang, A Hawk & A Hacksaw, volcano! and more. You can get the sampler for free by signing up to The Leaf Label’s mailing list, or you can buy the tracks from iTunes. Alternatively, stream the whole thing on Spotify here.

 

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Don’t Run Over The Birds, Please
01 Icy Demons, ‘1850’
02 Efterkland & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra – Frida Found A Friend (live)
03 A Hawk & A Hacksaw, ‘Kertesz’
04 Nancy Elizabeth, ‘Tow The Line’
05 Murcof, ‘Excerpt 1’
06 Wildbirds & Peacedrums, ‘There Is No Light’
07 Vladislav Delay, ‘Melankolia’ [edit]
08 Essie Jain, ‘I Remember It Just Like This’
09 volcano!, ‘So Many Lemons’

 

FREE MP3: Essie Jain, ‘I Remember It Just Like This’

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