Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Unsolicited Song of the Week (An Occasional Series)

From Melbourne, Australia and his on-going A Single Per Month project, please enjoy antipodean singer/songwriter Stuart Smith and his May 2010 entry, the uplifting earworm of a pop confection "Better Off in Front."

I'm not sure who or what exactly this one reminds me of, stylistically -- Lloyd Cole maybe? -- but I love the air around the instruments, the way the arrangement is layered, Smith's breathy vocal, and just the whole thing, actually, including what's been called the Right Three Chords. Cool guitar stuff, too.

For more on Smith, including downloads for some other songs from the album in progress, here's a link to his estimable website.