Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jay Brannan

I have seen Jay Brannan live a couple of times, and if you haven't, you really should. He is incredible, and also charming as hell. My fascination with all things Brannan started on YouTube, where he perfected to self-promotion of his music with amazing ease. He would shoot videos of himself playing his music in his bathroom, or in his kitchen - wherever, really - and post them. Soon, he had more and more people appreciating his amazing tone and truly interesting phrasing, and his career was born. But first, there was the music, with songs like Half-Boyfriend.

The boy has such a sweet texture to his voice, and it seemed perfectly suited to doing a cover of Zombie by The Cranberries. Give this a listen, and tell me you don't want to run out and buy that album? That's what I thought...

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