Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jam of the Day | Correatown - Further

We have so much love
but we need so much more

A friend of mine recently told me that it's the first 10 seconds of a song that make or break its fate. A tough standard, but really, in many cases, it's true. If you don't like something, well, it's often immediately clear to you and your scattered brain: it just isn't for you. Fortunately, the 10-second rule favors today's Jam of the Day, "Further," quite well.

Correatown is led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Angela Correa, and its latest project is an EP titled Etch the Line, a vinyl release. A full-length is planned for later this fall (visit their Kickstarter campaign), but for now, I'm quite satisfied with what's already out there for my ears. "Further" is a well-crafted piece of piano-dream-pop; Correa's vocals are as smooth as an analog dream, and I think I hear subtle breathing and hand claps in the background. Or, maybe I'm just nutty.

Give it more than 10 seconds, won't ya?

Correatown - Further