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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Why Now Why"

Lately, I have been searching for some inspiration.  Everywhere I've looked, I've only gotten more doubtful...Doubtful that this isn't going to turn out, doubtful that I don't have what it takes, and in the meantime I haven't accomplished anything except not writing and not finding that out.  I finally came to my senses and figured out that the only one who can change it is me.  So, I searched harder and harder but sometimes things just fall into place.  As with everything I have done, it all started with a simple song and the internet.

After randomly checking Twitter, I saw a tweet by Mallary Hope that mentioned this artist I've never heard of, Kelleigh Bannen.  Well, having to see who this is for myself, I finally found what I've been looking for.  It led me to Kelleigh Bannen's Soundcloud with this like unbelievably haunting song:
Why Now Why I knew from the first chord, this was it.  For some reason, since there is no way to buy her music, I had that 59 second sample of a song on repeat for well over 10 minutes...crazy, right?  There's something about her voice that I cannot put my finger on and that's what gets me and it's beyond truth and vulnerability.  It's that only hidden songwriter's demos feel that has hesitation + vulnerability + truth + pain + realness that is not marketed because it is too real.  This little sample of a song had me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next word and part of the story to unfold.  Then, I got myself together and googled until I found the whole song.  I still have no idea who wrote this song.  You must listen to the emotion in this song.  Country music needs Kelleigh Bannen.  

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Singer: Kelleigh Bannen
Song: "Why Now Why"


I'd love to hear what you think of Kelleigh and this song, leave a comment!

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