This week’s music obsession is Stateless’s duet with Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond called “I’m on Fire”.
I had no idea Stateless had a new album out. I also had no idea he’d collaborated with Shara. So when I got hooked on the melancholy intro to this tune and then her voice slipped into my ears it was a little like an early Christmas morning! If you’ve been following along with my obsessions you know that Stateless’s “Bloodstream” was a past music obsession and another of Shara’s collaborations has also been one of my obsessions. (Plus there are heaps of My Brightest Diamond tracks on my book soundtracks).
In any case, I’m not going to post a Grooveshark link to this because I’d rather you watch the pretty video instead. So click the big image to go to YouTube or click here for it: Stateless – I’m On Fire.
I’ve had this song, “Shelter” by Birdy, on repeat for four days straight so I decided it was time to write up an obsession post. The original, The XX’s “Shelter” was on at least one of my book soundtracks (although I think it may be a book that I haven’t released). But this version, this version is even better! I do so love me some melancholy tunes and this gal, Birdy, does great melancholy. (Don’t believe me, check out her cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love“!)
So pop in a pair of earbuds, kick back in a dark room with a box of tissues and prepare to sniffle a little.