The artist I choose for this week is: Holly Brook.
I discovered Holly Brook sometime around January 2009 while listening to my Last.fm recommendations (back when it was free!!!). I remember because I was in Stockholm at the time visiting my sister when I first heard my favourite song of hers; “Still Love”. I was blown away by her beautiful voice at first, then I started to listen to the lyrics and I fell in love wholeheartedly. Her voice is just… indescribable, almost! And her songs are so soft and calm. It took me a day to get her whole album -“Like Blood Like Honey”- and mere minutes to fall in love with each and every song on it.
“Like Blood Like Honey” is extraordinarily catchy to say the least. It’s the kind of album you’d wanna listen to after a rough day or a bad break-up. The lyrics are deep and moving and the music just kind of takes you somewhere else. It was like one day I didn’t know who Holly was, and the next she was #7 on my Last.fm top artists. #7 of 597 artists in total. That’s quite an achievement.
My favourite songs of hers are “Like Blood Like Honey”, “Still Love”, “Heavy”, “Saturdays” and “What I Wouldn’t Give”. And the lyrics I love the most are:
You drank a bit down
Spilled the rest of it in me
And that’s the minute I let go
With the bending of the light
If I remember it right
It carried on just fine
But tonight I will cry myself to sleep
From “Still Love”
Now I’ve come to cry
Shed your skin to rest my naked eye
All that I implore
Seems to be one foot outside that door
Coming between me and waking
You want to catch your breath
You want to get out
but as you surface you don’t really know how
How to live upon the solid ground
Well sometimes it’s just easier to let yourself drown
From “Like Blood Like Honey”
I hope you enjoy these videos… I couldn’t find that many HQ ones on Youtube:
If you like her, then visit her Official Website.
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