Through Tumblr, I discover new musicians all the time but very few of them I immediately take a liking to. Someone I follow posted a Youtube video of Jeremy Messersmith a few days ago and his 2010 album, The Reluctant Graveyard, is now in heavy rotation in my iTunes.
Some critics have made the argument that Messersmith’s three first albums are a sort of trilogy; which is particularly apt considering he is a huge Star Wars fan.
More folksy and quiet than the rest of the album, A Boy, a Girl, a Graveyard is more of a story than a song. With its soft acoustic guitar, violins, echoing vocals with beautiful lyrics. It’s a combination I’m a for which I am a complete sucker.
Quite possibly the sexiest track I have ever heard. Ever. The song is “Sensuelle” by Peau. Sorry for those of you that don’t speak french, but just know that the lyrics are straight up aural stimulation. It’s that intense. Even without knowing french, you’d probably be able to get that much.