For your ear pleasure…
Posted in Uncategorized February 9th, 2008 by piablog

Thank Buddha the week is over. The deadline was yesterday so I can relax for the weekend. And how do I do that you might ask? Well with you of course! So grab a cup of tea – be it long island, milky or both – and sit back as I start the relaxation process by taking you with me on a little musical journey that will drop your jaw and jump start your heart, girl power style…

These women are what I call FREAKS OF NATURE. They are in my artist category of being raw, real and refined (well, perhaps the last one isn’t exactly ‘refined’ but she makes up for it in being the most raw and real of all!). The common theme you will see in these first 3 videos is that they are a one-woman band, starting with the gorgeous KT Tunstall...

Isn’t she fabulous? That song always gets my feet going. My French readers will know this next one. And although I have heard rumours that her ego is a little oversized since she hit the big time, remember that she is Parisian (hehehehe) and plus that is just a rumour, I have not seen evidence of it although I could imagine it. Her album, Le Fil is a killer – I bought it a year ago and still listen to it from beginning to end. A self-taught musician, check out what she can do with her voice…

Next up is another beautiful French singer, this one perhaps takes herself a little less serious than Camille and in saying so, takes us straight to the Scottish Highlands. Welcome to the (blog)house stage, Anaïs

And I cannot leave you without this from my absolute favourite female singer of the moment: the incredible Sia… and not just because her name rhymes with Pia. I bought her album a couple of weeks ago called, ‘Some People have Real Problems’ (oh I could not agree more!!) and I cannot get enough of this album. Although this video is not in line with the above one-woman shows, just take a look at the ease of her abilities here as she sings live on radio, dressed in a daggy t-shirt and no bra by the looks of it (oh us Australians, soooo uncouth!) She obviously came out of the womb with this voice, and she is a complete nutbag which makes her all the more charming. The first 15 seconds of this clip is the remnants of the previous recording so just stick with it. Take it away Sia…

Hope you enjoyed this as much me, I’m ready to start my weekend now…

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  1. alyson says

    oh, how I love Sia. I fell in love with her voice when she sang with Zero 7, which is probably my all time favorite band. she’s incredibly talented!

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  2. Pia says

    how fabulous is she! i didn’t know she was in a band, i am going to check it out now, thanks alyson!

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  3. Mary-Laure says

    Thanks for sharing a playlist, I just love it when people who inspire me shaare the music they’re into.
    Actually, I’m sure lots of people know Camille because she’s the one who sings the theme song in the movie ‘Ratatouille’!

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  4. marie says

    im listening to camille right now!i love francoiz breut too, do you know her? have a lovely relaxing weekend pia! congrats on finishing the deadline!

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  5. Romain says

    Now this is a girl power selection! They are all representative of a new kind of intelligent singer/musicians (both Anais and KT Tunstall do incredible things with their looping pedals, in a very musical way).

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  6. ali says

    Wowie. I’ve never heard of Camille, but I am already in love. Ego or no, she reminds me a bit of Imogen Heap. And I kind of love Imogen Heap. And I love French.

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  7. Pia says

    great to hear what else you are listening to – thanks everyone! and glad you are enjoying my little music round up! marie and ali, i didn’t know about either of those musicians, thanks for letting me know – yay to comments, i love this extended knowledge!

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  8. Julie says

    I love Sia, she’s a great inclusion on your list… I had known of Camille through her work with Nouvelle Vague, but had NO idea she had her own album… and I loved the clip you posted so much I’m going to buy that album today. Thanks for the tip off to some great new (well, new ot me) music!

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  9. itsasne says

    Pia, I’m loving your blog! All this nice food and fab music, what a great mix. Great photography entires as well, and lovely paintings (chandeliers)… etc. Too much to comment on! And congratulations on ‘Sorry day’! A step forward, indeed.

    Camille’s Le Fil is her second album. The first one is very good as well. (Le sac des filles)

    Ah, Sia! I knew her because of her cool video (Buttons, it can be watched in YouTube and in her MySpace), but it’s now thanks to that one you posted that I fell-in-love! Fantastic!!

    I also enjoyed how you suggested we listened to Stiff Gins as we read your last post. Nice touch.

    Keep it up!

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