Photo by Leigha Hodnet
Music is like love. Sometimes, you hear an album 100 times before you realize, “Hey, I kinda like you.” Other times, you’re instantly hurricaned off your feet in a bout of adoration, which is exactly what happened to me with singer-songwriter Meiko’s “Stuck On You.”
A heart-tickling mix of the ethereal dreaminess of Edward Sharp, the upbeat catchiness of Vampire Weekend, and the complex, heady vocals of Gillian Welch, “Stuck On You” had me enamored the first time I heard its retro-infused notes, and with one listen to the rest of the album The Bright Side (which debuts today!), I was thoroughly charmed.
This adorable native of a miniscule Georgia town pulls together hugely pleasing music. I wish I had that in my bag of tricks, but lucky for you, I presently have something a lot more exciting to share — five copies of Meiko’s The Bright Side!
We’re giving away five copies of this fantastic CD to randomly chosen commenters who respond to the question, “What brightens your life?” Even if you don’t win, don’t worry — you can listen to the love-inducing “Stuck On You” below.