Never thought I would feature a Vanessa Carlton track on a year end list. Don’t get me wrong, she’s a talented musician, but her music has never struck a chord with me. That is until now. I guess tying the knot with Deer Tick’s John McCauley is rubbing off because i’m digging her new indie/folk sound.
“…’California Owls,’ pairs reverb-soaked vocals with a harpsichord-like synth that sounds like sunlight filtered through water. But over its final two minutes, the retro pop song is overtaken by ambient experimentation.” (via All Songs Considered)
This reminds me of high school in the best possible way. I wish it was Summer 1999 all over again.