When it comes to music, I find I like the genre alt-pop. It’s alternative, It’s swimming against the current, yet it’s pop music. It’s light in sound, though not always in meaning. It’s just good.
My current alt-pop favorite – X priest X. Their sound has a wonderful 80’s, John Hughes-movie twinge to it, combined with the unassuming sweetness of Madeline Priest’s voice. She’s a former ballet dancer, and I often feel like I’m drawn to recovering ballerinas – whatever the art – because maybe there’s some kind of subconscious recognition. I don’t know. But regardless of that, the EP Samurai from this Florida-based duo is just plain delightful. Listen to it with a bottle of rose on one of these perfect LA summer evenings. Trust me.