Henningsens and or The Band Perry
"Play your music on repeat, with the volume loud enough to drown out your internal editor but not so loud you can’t think at all. You’ll know you’ve got the right volume setting when the writing starts to flow." Liz Pelletier (from How to Turn Off Your Internal Editor, a mini lesson from Savvy Author Bootcamp)
I stumbled on to the Henningsens aka the Band Perry recently and I love them despite the fact that I don't usually like country music.
Their lyrics are fantastic.
I put these songs on my ipod:
Postcards From Paris
"It's like finding out your diamond
Is from an old promise ring
Coming back from your fortune teller
She read your cards upside down
The meanest thing you ever did is come around."
All Your Life
"Would you catch a couple thousand fireflies
Put them in a lamp to light my world.
All dressed up in a tux and bowtie.
Hand delivered to a lonely girl."
Hip To My Heart
"Can't even fall for some other man
Cuz brother man
You know how to get hip to my heart"
"You lie like a priceless Persian rug on a rich man's floor
You lie like a coondog basking in the sunshine on my porch
You lie like a penny in the parking lot at the grocery store
It just comes way too natural to you
The way you lie"
Unfortunately some of their best songs don't appear to be available anywhere except on youtube.
Clara Henningsen has a great voice. I love this one:
Brian and Aaron Henningsen play great music. Here is my favorite:
"Shouldn't be surprised when a rattlesnake bites
Cause it does what it does
Well you can swallow back shame
You can holler back blame
But it was what it was"
I also liked Moonbeams and Commanche Sioux that I only found on youtube.
They have a popular song that's played on the radio now; If I Die Young. For me, it's just okay.
I hope soon the other songs I like will be ipod available. I'm fairly certain we'll be hearing a lot more from them.
Who have you discovered lately?