The American Cinema. It’s the standard seen ’round the world. Oscar. He’s a coming to town and the writers have signed a deal to come back to work. The world of entertainment is standing back up after it’s much needed correction. However, there is the SAG contracts about to come up. So maybe there’s still a need for baited breath. We’ll see.
Getting to the Oscars though. There’s a thought that this years Oscars will likely be limited in viewership. In fact viewership has been declining quite a bit in recent years. The drop may be bigger this year as two of the front running contenders don’t have the typical Hollywood Endings. There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men. Two amazing movies. Two violent movies. Two movies that did not do huge numbers at the box office. Theories say that the Oscars are dominated via female viewership thus with the two big movies of the Oscars being male driven and violent, it’s likely to diminish viewer numbers even more. Go figure.
Speaking of Hollywood Endings. That’s where I’m making my connection for today’s Single of the Day choice. Aptly titled Hollywood Ending. Edie Carey came recommended to me via a recent Single of the Day artist, Kym Tuvim. Turns out Edie is also pals with another person I’ve featured Rachel Sage. Small world.
I immediately took to Edie’s sound. It’s reminiscent of Sarah McLaughlin, or Shawn Colvin. Seeing as how I like both of those artists more popular cuts, it stood to reason I’d like Edie too. I dig the opening interplay between the electric piano and the clean effected guitar. It’s a seamless blend that works well. The song is smartly crafted. It builds as it goes. I feel like I could sit out on a mesa in Torrey Utah with a drink in my hand while looking at the red rock cliffs and be relaxed while listening to this. I think it would be relaxing with a gentle breeze. Which is how this song winds its way in my mind. Like a gentle comforting breeze.
Edie’s voice fits the tune like a glove. That’s super important for a song, or even a musician to work as an artist. The music and the voice have to fit each other. Otherwise it doesn’t work. Hollywood Endings often work and work very well. Hence the reason they are Hollywood Endings.
In the spirit of Hollywood, add this to your relaxing collection (legally of course). Pull it out when you need that moment of a relaxing drive or porch to sit on.