Klein - For the Love of Love
As Cool As You Need
Her to Be
new album by singer/songwriter/guitarist Ann Klein quickly
became a favorite of mine. Many things remain the same, the
amazing talent behind the guitar and her sultry voice. In
addition, a new sound was subtlely added. This album contains
more acoustic guitars and keyboards, along with everything
else. What got me hooked was the opening song's ("Man-Bait")
guitar riffs, rhythmic beats, and catchy lyrics:
I got my
I got my fishnets on
I got my high heels on
I got my lipstick on
This one's not ready
I think I'll throw him back
And cast another
this song to be a social commentary on how women try their
best to impress men, but also how they want their independence
and power (the ability to throw him back). This song made
me think of my one-liner, "If they say there are more
fish in the sea, then how come no one is taking my bait?"
According to these lyrics, I didn't have the right "bait."
I was going for personality, when duh! everyone knows that
guys go for physical appearances first. (Note: that IS sarcasm).
To me, in this song, the woman has the ability to be feminine
and to be mature about it. My favorite line of the song sums
it all up for me: "I'm as old as you think I am and as
young as you need me to be."
to the rest of the album, her songs continue to contain the
powerful electric guitar, as in "Disconnected,"
"On My Mind," and "Just the Gardener."
Other songs that feature her acoustic guitar and keyboard
abilities are "My Gun," "The Girl with the
Prozac Smile," and "Ecstasy."
"Man-Bait," my other favorite song on this album
is "The River." Not only do I dig this song for
the cool banjo incorporated with her electric guitar, but
this song also has a couple lyrical meanings. The first meaning
that I took from it is: a person who's been "dragged
down" by the river, as if the river is a metaphor for
something in the person's life. This seemed to make sense
for my friend, who was being dragged down by her (ex?)boyfriend.
However, as I was listening to this song on the drive from
work, hearing key words as specific as "grace,"
"voice," and "Mississippi," I realized
that this song could be an ode or swansong to the late, also
amazing guitarist/singer Jeff Buckley. For those of you whoe
aren't familiar with his works, he is a guitarist who has
released a few albums, one of which is entitled "Grace."
His life abruptly ended because of an accidental drowning
in the Mississsippi River. It makes sense to me that Klein
would write this song since he was such a talented guitarist.
you're relaxing in your home or driving your car, the latest
effort from Ann Klein is sure to please!
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the Love of Love
Entertainment Group / Vinkona Music
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