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.
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.