This morning, I was watching a SoFar Sounds video featuring Begonia. Her performance was so perfect that I wondered if she was lip-syncing. She’s not. Begonia is just perfect.
When I listen to her, I’m reminded of Dusty Springfield. Her voice isn’t as raspy but there’s that old school soul vibe happening. When she sings, it’s a combination of heartache and hope. The songs on her Lady in Mind album represent the phases of how you feel after a breakup.
1.” Juniper “- You know that feeling when you’ve had your heart broken. All sad songs and tears.
2. “Out of My Head” – But then you’re going to burn all of your ex’s stuff.
3. “Lady in Mind” – Your friends just want you to move on already from this hot mess phase . . .
4. “Hot Dog Stand “- just as soon as you quit crying into your wine/ice cream.
5. “I Don’t Wanna Love You” – Then sometime after all of that you put on your favorite lipstick and go buy new shoes because there’s a glimmer of hope for starting life over?
Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend who? Well, that is the feeling that Begonia captures.
I love this album. She’s going on a tour in the fall. If she doesn’t come to Ohio, I might cry in my wine/ice cream.