iTunes Tuesday: Chrisette Michele

I know Aly really wanted us to start “Penal Substitutionary Atonement Theory Tuesday“, but it just seems like a lot of work to do actual thinking about theology every week. Instead, how about this? Tuesday is when the new free iTunes tune drops (see sidebar). That seems like a pretty good way to spend 10 minutes on a Tuesday morning, listening to a new song, and talking about it.

Chrisette Michele

So, this week, the new artist is Chrisette Michele. First of all, I hate her. Not her music, her as a person. I firmly believe that people who use off-brand spellings of their name do it just to upset me.

The song is “Your Joy”. I’m not usually a cynical or jaded person, but I just can’t shake the feeling of heard it already the whole way through the song. Everything seems very formula. The production is clean, nice little double tracked acoustic guitar (I’ll give you three guesses on who produced it … starts with “B”, ends with “abyface”). Her voice is great; she has a “tone” knob on the side of her vocal chords, and can dial up the timbre on demand. Too bad about the song.

I dunno. I’m not thrilled. Man, I was hoping iTunes Tuesday would start out more exciting than this. Maybe I should stir up some controversy. “Chrisette Michele eats babies!” There. That should give the people something to talk about.

6 thoughts on “iTunes Tuesday: Chrisette Michele

  1. michael lee Post author

    It took me 6 times listening to the song, and a comment from June, before I actually realized that this song was from a daughter to her father.

    I like it a little better now – as a love song it was just creepy. I heard the lyric as “You will always be my favorite”. I’m lame.

  2. JC

    OK…can’t get over the fact she sounds…or the song sounds…like a Minnie Ripperton. I keep waiting for her to punch up the the 6th octave. Also, call me old fashioned (OK, thank you…that’s enough)..but when someone sings “…just like you do…” it shouldn’t sound like “…jusht shlike you do..”. Is it just me? My computer speakers?

  3. Zack

    Nevermind that the new Wilco and Rufus Wainright records were released today. No, let’s devote an entire post to this future nobody. Sheesh…

  4. michael lee Post author

    [quote comment="85044"]Nevermind that the new Wilco and Rufus Wainright records were released today.[/quote]

    I heard the Wilco record a month ago or so – not sure how, some student sent me a link over IM, and the next thing I know, I’m listening to the not-yet-released album. I wonder how close the final mixes sound to the leaked version.

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