TILT Music Blog – Gary Jules
Gari Jules, I found once again on one of these blogs that I tend to frequent (man I’m lovin them). I had no idea what it was, so I did the usual. typed the name of the artist + myspace in google and visit their page to listen to them. The first song that came on was “Mad World“, a simple dual guitar, bass and piano tune that I can swear I’ve heard before. So sweet, so sad yet so hard to forget, the problem is that I’m sure I listen to it in some tv show or movie, where it acts as a contrapart to the film and one get’s lost on the reel and let the music go to the subconcious. But then, you get a second chance and find it. This song is as beautiful as it is well constructed. It’s a folk not so indie that reminds me of the early 70’s crooners with a little touch of modernism (just a bit). Then I listened to the other tracks, “Falling Awake” which was used in another TV Show “Greys Anatomy” also a magnificent acoustic folk song and “Gone Daddy” reminded me to singers like Jack Johnson. So of course, after listening to four great songs, I had to get my hands on his latest album, which is self titled and you can get from his webpage. I have to say that I’m liking it very much. For a week of the fourth of july, with half the office gone, and not a hell of a lot to do…nothing like a good acoustic folk album to keep the mood. Nothing beats a slow monday.
(here you can listen to the whole album)
video for the song “Mad World”