Tag: Billie Holliday

KIRA SKOV – Song For Ewe

“Despite my deep infatuation with Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Chet Baker I always found jazz vocals to be a really difficult practise. But this album overall transcends the pitfalls of the genre. It’s really a great hybrid that reaches into the future, sounding totally fresh today. Laurie Anderson meets Nina Simone on the Mountain top!”

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SLIM MOON of KILL ROCK STARS – Song For Ewe

“The song reminds me of other very bleak very simple songs I love. “Failure” by the Swans. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division. “World War” by The Cure. “Big River” by Johnny Cash. “Lord, I’m Discouraged” by The Hold Steady. “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday. “Is That All There Is” by Peggy Lee. Several songs by The Smiths. It also reminds me of the John Cougar album title “Nothing Matters and What If It Did?””

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