Technology pried the musical gates open and throughout recent years, there have been a shortage of filters eliminating the ever so bad and overproduced tunes from passing on through. With a rise in songs released, the “wow” factors of particular tracks can be overlooked. So what’s better, more “okay” tunes available or a few “iconic” and “everlasting” ones? Well, if that question wasn’t subjective enough, we’ll just go ahead and say it. The songs from legendary artists remain on playlists decades in the future. So, we’ll side with the latter part of that question and support that with renowned Oscar and two-time Grammy winner, Melissa Etheridge.
Etheridge dropped her debut self-titled album, which went double platinum, back in 1988 via Islands Record. Her slew of memorable songs include, “Bring Me Some Water” (from her debut), “No Souvenirs (from “Brave and Crazy”) and “Ain’t It Heavy” (from Never Enough”, which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Etheridge’s fourth album, “Yes I Am” went six-times platinum and featured hit such as, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window”. The massive success of “Yes I Am” fell just below her highest charting album to date, “Your Little Secret”, which dropped in 1995. With that said, we’d prefer a diamond in a rough like Etheridge, rather than a handful of gemstones.
Etheridge is set to release her latest studio album, “4th Street Feeling” on September 4th via Island Records. Produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones) and Steve Booker (Duffy), and co-produced by Melissa Etheridge, the album features twelve new songs written by Etheridge, along with Blair Sinta on drums, Brett Simons on bass and Zac Rae on keyboards. Fittingly, Etheridge takes lead on vocals, piano, harmonica, banjitar and lead guitar.
You can now take a listen to the first single off the album “Falling Up”, which premiered on RollingStone.com. “Falling Up” will be available for purchase on iTunes on August 7th.
Shockya readers, be more mindful in selecting which songs will make your cut.