Thursday, March 22, 2007

Now you've found me, arms around me

Estonia does these delicate-yet-catchy, sort-of-singer-songwriter, dabbling-in-being-otherworldly-and-yet-still-inherently-comfortable songs (generally sung by young-sounding women) better than any country I know--there seems to be a lot of such music coming from there, and a lot of it is very good. Kadi Toom fits solidly into that category. She, like Ithaka-Maria's former group Slobodan River, has competed in Estonia's Eurolaul; in 2003, she even had two of the ten entries. As far as I know, she's released an EP and two albums so far. Today's song comes from the second of those albums, You/Mina, effectively a double album with English and Estonian versions of songs.

Nightfall--Kadi's voice is sweet but not treacly, accompanied by these rather beautiful but still simple backing effects; her voice alone would probably lend itself to a very simple, intimate song, but the musical backing it's been given (as well as the backing vocals), though certainly not making the song epic, gives it a very full feel--still personal, but not intensely so. "Nightfall" is the sort of song you put on after a long day, when you just want to close your eyes and be swept away.

To buy Kadi Toom's album You (I can't find anywhere that has the double album version in stock at the moment), go here (physical).

Next up: maybe that French song.

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