There are always musical styles that are hip at any given moment, be it Amy Winehouse-style soul or African guitar in pop music ala Vampire Weekend.
One of my favorites at the forefront right now is a return to ‘60’s-era pop songwriting. I grew up listening to “Brill Building” era music because my parents loved it. But I love those songs too. You can hear, feel and sing along with every single word. It’s simple yet can prompt a range of emotions.
Nashville-based singer Jessie Baylin has captured that sound on her new album “Little Spark” and brought the fabulous Watson Twins along to play it live for us in a studio session.
She said she aimed for the traditional pop melodies to feel big and epic but also seem intimate. I think she accomplished that goal and the gorgeous background vocals from the Watson Twins (KCRW favorites in their own right) really make this session special.
Love is Wasted
I Feel That Too
Troubled Little Girl