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- Posted on May 22nd 2007 2:00PM by Alison Sudol
'Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken,' Camera Obscura
From 2006's 'Let's Get Out of This Country'
The best songs are not only sweet on the ears, but travel agents as well. If a song can whisk my mind to somewhere beautiful while my eyes rest on something boring -- like a refrigerator door or the backside of a car in traffic -- then it's love, deep and true. 'Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken' by indie's beloved Camera Obscura is one of those songs.
The tune starts off with a somber, church-like organ and quickly bursts into sunny goodness: sweetly lazy female vocals, jaunty string arrangements and jangly guitars. It all goes together like sonic peanut butter and jelly.
This song is driving down a country road in an old station wagon through miles of yellow flowers as far as the eye can see. It's a spring picnic, a midnight swim, a time warp. It's holding hands like children do and running through the sprinklers. It's fresh, bright and fun, and makes me want to dance around every time I hear it. I love it and I think you might as well.
Alison Sudol is singer-songwriter A Fine Frenzy. Her debut album, 'One Cell in the Sea,' hits shelves on July 17.
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