21 April 2008
There's Something About Maria
Ida Maria, that is. I've heard quite a few of her songs, listened to her on occasions from her MySpace site (note: I don't believe in MySpace really, but it's good for checking up the songs of unknowns/people who don't have proper sites) and to be honest I quite like her.
Okay, she delves into the realms of stupidity now and then, her voice has been known to grate on people (the closing lines of "Stella" are a casing point) and I don't think she'll ever break through into the mainstream but her songs have a sort of odd depth to them that I can't quite put a finger on. The first song I ever heard by her was "Drive Away My Heart" and although it took a few listens to really get into, I began to understand that it was a really melancholic song and that her heart was in the right place. Even "Queen of the World" has a sort of heartless emotion about it, as does current single "Stella". Hmm, maybe it's just me but this young woman could become quite an underground star if she plays her cards right.