Yael Meyer “Everything Will Be Alright”

Oh, that’s why they compare Yael Meyer to Feist. This review is over.
For those of you that stuck around, I can tell you which songs sound better, but you’re dealing with a Feist clone, for better or worse. I, for one, am pretty excited. “Backbone” is a great example of mixing good programming with even-better lyrics. The synths and drumbeat are done in a Baxter style, although Meyer is a much better singer than Nina Ramsby.
The beat from Death Cab for Cutie’s “Why You’d Want to Live Here” is noticeable on “Heartbeat.” It’s still an original song, though. “Shed Their Fear” is pretty, especially the chorus, which has subtle, pleasing harmonies.
When I hear “Home to Me” I want to come home to her. This song has it all, even jingle bells. This is why you don’t release albums in the fall. The strength of this song alone would have propelled the entire album into my Top 10 of 2011. Oh well.
The other track I recommend is “The Night.” It’s a little slower and focuses on her voice and the piano. Dot Allison does a better job of this, but Meyer is still pretty amazing.

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