Friday, May 18, 2012

currently digging to a profound degree:

Okay, you know that Fiat commercial from last night?  Okay, I remember very pretty legs, red/black dress, tousled up-do, the scolding/cajoling purring of Italian by a ridiculously comely lass, and then beginnings of a wickedly good song.

Turnrs out the song is by Willis, called Smokescreen. 

I'm so digging on Willis right now.

Love. Love. Love.

And just for giggles, here's the full version of Smokescreen - worth the listen - incredible vocals, smouldering in a way that should, frankly, happen more often.  This one goes to 11 on the yummy quotient scale.

Hayley Willis' voice is suffused with such a swampy stank that I marvel she didn't crawl from under a log in Louisiana.  Her band compliments these qualities note for note.  Great stuff.  I'm loving it.  Truly soulful.  Truly rocking.  Something new and delicious to enjoy. 


Old NFO said...

Very nice! :-)

Matt G said...

The first one didn't want to play for me.

That "Smokescreen" song is one of the few times that I really think about the percussionist's art. It is of the kind of song that a person develops intense associations with.
A mneumonic library section with a glaring neon sign over it that says "Your Dirty Dreams."

Matt G said...

So the top video for her cover of "Out Of Touch" loaded, and I see to my surprise that the vocalist is the percussionist. Amusing.

I love their cover of "Word Up. Those vocal cords are wrapped piano wires with extra brass.

J.R.Shirley said...

I'm sorry, what was this post about? My screen caught on fire when I opened the blog...

Laura said...

getting a bit of a Fiona Apple bluesy feel from her.

i dig. will check out more.