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My taste in music is unpredictable, such that there are times when my ears are so enamored by songs I don’t even understand the lyrics of. But throw in strains of bossanova and I am instantly hooked. Call it LSS (last song syndrome) if you will, and one of Clazziquai Project’s latest outputs is currently playing inside my head like a broken record waiting for the turntable needle to give up any minute now.
Clazziquai Project – one of Korea’s relatively underrated singing trio – reminds me of Swing Out Sister drizzled with Basia on top. ‘Love Recipe’ grabbed me on the spot when I was watching ‘Pops in Seoul’ on Arirang TV a few nights back. I bought and downloaded three of their albums on iTunes right after. And I was not disappointed. The style may be categorized as predominantly electronic, but practically all their songs (with English versions for some) are enough to relax or lull me to deep slumber.
For those who grew up getting a kick out of Basia‘s music, there’s good news for you. She is back with a new cd entitled It’s That Girl Again and I must admit that there is glowing maturity (read: little less mainstream) in her new tracks without sacrificing the usual lilt that made her songs popular.
Basia's new cd "It's That Girl Again"
I really waited years and years for her to release a new set of songs. My verdict? She still doesn’t disappoint, unless it’s someone else’s first time to be introduced to her music and judge this body of work as nothing extraordinary. Call me partial but hey, I’ve always associated Basia with a few significant moments in my life so there will always be a special place in my heart (and ears) for her.
The carrier single is the upbeat (with classic Basia groove) “If Not Now Then When” which instantly hooked me up. You will also enjoy her other pieces like “Blame It On The Summer” and “Everybody’s on the Move.”
Check it out in your favorite record bar and get a copy. You can also download the whole thing from iTunes. Below is a YouTube clip (courtesy of basiasongs) containing snippets of Basia’s new songs.