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- Posted on Apr 9th 2008 5:00PM by Julia Simon
Lidell's voicemail fodder resulted in some different sounds than those featured on 2005's 'Multiply.' Here, the falsetto-slinger has forgone most of the electro-frills. "I tried to add different bits to the songs this time so they didn't sound like a cat walked into the room and died while we recorded them," he explains. "I tired to please the animal world a little bit more; I wanted to keep my peace."
Lidell would likely say that not only has he achieved peace with 'Jim,' but that he's reached ecstatic heights. Though he sometimes muses fearfully -- of impassioned album opener 'Another Day,' Lidell reveals: "the song is about my worry that one day, I'd wake up from a nightmare and have nothing more to say to you" -- the songs, above all, teem with uplifting melodies. "Sure, the lyrics hide something a bit dark, but my sound can be thought of like putting vitamin pills in orange juice: you have to temper the sweet juice with something a bit sour," Lidell says. "Everybody loves the sweet with the sour. Good is what you'll feel after drinking it -- just like in the end, 'Jim' is definitely feel-good."