My song of the week is Mainstream Kid by Brandi Carlile.
Brandi Carlile has been one of my favorite artists for years, and I just learned yesterday that she released a new album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, in March. So naturally I immediately bought the album, and proceeded to listen to it on repeat while at work.
It’s amazing! Arguably her best work to date. The album is the perfect balance of uptempo folk and poetic indie.
I choose Mainstream Kid for my song because it just makes me happy. The energy is great. The guitar solo is fantastic. And Brandi’s vocals are on point. It’s the kind of jam that can brighten your mood, or put you at risk for accidentally speeding on the freeway.
Favorite Lyric: “I came to saturate the market, to perpetuate the hip kid.”
Because I’m such a fangirl I felt the need to share that my favorite lyric for the entire album is from a track called The Eye:
“You can dance in hurricane, but only if you’re standing in the eye.” – Isn’t that just beautiful?