This is the best way to start a day, you have a fresh cup of coffee and the house is not awake yet. You hit that play button and music is the first real sound to hit you since you woke. Today Eleanor Friedberg was the chosen wakeup tune, and boy was this a sweet way to start the day.
Eleanor Friedberg is new music in my life, and I had not heard about her solo band or her other band “The Fiery Furnaces”. Fans of Eleanor might think I have been living under a rock, but the world is a big place and my focus the last 10 years has been the Norwegian market. I you want to know more about her career, just read notes in the bottom of the article.
“Make me a song” is a wooden porch rocking pop ballad, well that`s the best definition I could make. There is something very real and solid with this, you know that fine craftmanship a woodworker with tons of experience can make. Like a box where you see no joints, all polished and perfect. The lyric tells me that this song is about love and longing, and a bit of happy tune meets longing lyrics. Eleanor twisting our mind here with her beautiful voice.
I have not read any reviews or press releases about this song, so I get to make up my own mind. That`s one thing I never understood in our business, the huge need for telling people the point of the piece. It`s art, art is made to make people think on their own.
The feeling I get from both song and video is that this is a bit of a rebellion against human kind, and how we treat each other. You see I probably channel some of my inner feelings, and add them too this art. Well this is my feeling.. what is yours?
“Make me a song” is a tune that makes you happy, the video is a video that makes you thoughtful. I just love the scene where Eleanor crashes with the other jogger, it`s just such a great and unexpected response. I believe that if I only heard the song and did not see the video I might have gone different ways. Watch it, enjoy it, share it!!
Taken from the album Rebound available May 4th, 2018. Preorder the album now to get this track immediately: http://radi.al/EleanorRebound
“Eleanor Friedberger (born September 2, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She is best known as one half of the indie rock duo The Fiery Furnaces, alongside her older brother Matthew Friedberger. In the band she contributes the majority of the vocals both on record and during their live performances.
In 2011, The Fiery Furnaces went on hiatus, with both Friedberger siblings embarking upon solo careers. To date, Eleanor has released three solo studio albums: Last Summer (2011), Personal Record (2013) and New View (2016).”