On December 1, 2013, Marian Call released her newest album, titled Sketchbook, which, for many reasons, is a splendid album. I am gifting three copies of this album.
If you are unfamiliar with Marian Call’s music, now may be the perfect time to get to know her music. Call’s music is always filled with a lot of heart and multiple layers, but Sketchbook is something extra-special.
Sketchbook isn’t a studio album. Call recorded the album in the houses of people nice enough to give Marian a venue, and a home, during her crazy touring schedule. She recorded them while sick, while hurried, while tired. They are imperfect recordings, which, for me, makes this album one of the best albums I have heard in some time. The reason being is that the sound of the album is more reflective of the raw emotion contained within the music and the lyrics.
Sketchbook contains music that is dark and vulnerable, yet hopeful, songs with dragons, getting back to basics, racing the clock, rain, Iceland, and so much more. The wonderful thing about Marian Call’s music is that her lyrics not only entertain, but they are bound to speak to a wide range of experiences.
Marian Call‘s music has given me many gifts. In fact, I probably would have never met my partner and, subsequently, never would have gotten married, if it didn’t exist. This fact made her performance at my wedding and reception even more special.
In an effort to give others what Call’s music has given to me, on Geeky Pleasures, I am gifting three copies of Sketchbook. Just follow the link to read a mini-review of this wonderful album, and to enter the giveaway. The giveaway ends on December 17, 2013, at 23:59 PST.
If you already own Sketchbook, then tell a friend, or two, about the giveaway, and help them to discover great new music.