On the Lookout: Autoheart
Back in 2009 the British indie pop band The Gadsdens released their debut single: The Sailor Song.
Since the first listening of this song it has remained one of the most played songs on my Ipod. The combination of the swirling piano and the aching vocals of Jody Gadsdens still has me completely entranced.
After this video came out there was virtually no word from the band. Every time the the song popped up on shuffle, I was moved to do some cyber-stalking to find out more from them. During those stalking fits, I found some unreleased songs: Lent, Trouble in Mind and a mesmerizing version of Beyoncé’s Halo.
Surprisingly, The Gadsdens resurfaced on August 24th and declared, on Facebook, that their band has evolved and changed their name to Autoheart. On the same day they released a stunning cover of Ordinary Fool on Youtube. Yes, this is the same song that was written for Bugsy Malone, the 1976 gangster movie staring child actors, such as Jodie Foster and Scott Baio.
More importantly than their recent name change and their Bugsy Malone cover, they released an acoustic version of their haunting song January. This song will be included on their upcoming album, so be on the lookout!
I find myself listening to this song over and over. I am not sure if the tears start streaming down because of the beautiful sadness in his voice, a voice that sounds like the unlikely love child of Boy George and Tracy Chapman or if the tears come because of the lyric:
Don’t fret, it’s not worth it.
I’ll fight it. I’ll fight this disease.
Regardless of the reason, January is a heartbreakingly gorgeous song and if it is any indicator of the journey they will be taking us on with their next album, I will be packed and ready to go!
Image via: indiebandsblog.com