Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Flavor of the Week

The Flavor of the Week is:
The Civil Wars
So the other day as I was playing around on the internet, going through my usual list of websites I check often, I was on CMT.com gettin' my country on when the featured headlines scrolled through a title reading
"Check out the new Video of The Civil Wars' "Poison and Wine!"
I had never seen these people before, never heard of the duo, nor heard of the song; but there was something about its title that made me click on it. After the first line of the song was sung I was hooked.
It's a pretty sad song and I'm not typically a debbie-downer about things, but the way these artists deliver the lyrics, their harmonies: it's haunting, and I can't stop listening. The pain and sorrow in the words they sing is palpable; almost makes you, as a viewer, want to take pity on what they're going through, what they're stuck in.
"You only know what I want you to...I know everything you don't want me to..."
OUCH.
"Your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine...You think your dreams are the same as mine..."
Double OUCH.
I could listen to their voices over and over again. They're talent (and they have a BUNCH of it) is truly something unique.
So naturally, after I watched their video, I made my way over the the Tubes and searched their name to see what else came up. Their album out now is called "Barton's Hollow" and the title track of that album is equally as amazing! So needless to say I'm hooked.  So please enjoy my flavor of the week!



1 comment:

  1. oooooo watched the viedos! These two definitely have a unique theme about them, very intriguing! You are absolutely correct, they have amazing voices, and create the perfect duet. Great find Riss!! xoxo

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