Cousins: The Songs of Beck & May
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||Cousins||Jordan Beck & Jonathan May||2:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||One Memory More||James Snyder||3:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Whatever It Takes||Alistair Tober||3:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Strongest Tree||Mazie Wilson||3:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fish Song||Todrick Hall||4:31||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fast Food Nation||John Massey||2:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Get Over Her||Baraka May||3:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Those Were the Days||Brad Standley||4:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fly, Little Bird, Away||Destiny Lofton||3:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Song of a Child||Drew Tablak||4:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||My Friend Marta||Allie Trimm||3:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dreamer||David Burnham||3:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
COUSINS (The Songs of Beck & May)
In this post-Sondheim era of musical theater songs, it is refreshing to hear an album from current musical theater writers that is not overwritten (either musically or lyrically). Beck and May achieve something rather remarkable: they maintain a musical/lyrical 'thumbprint' while simultaneously creating songs with depth, difference, charm and wit. The performances, especially newcomer Mazie Wilson, are well-crafted and elegant--they exhibit an emotional honesty and vocally satisfying performances. Enjoy the performances and the songs. I believe that we will be hearing much more from this exciting musical theater writing team.
Cousins - The Songs of Beck and May
From the Theatermania.com website..."Songwriters Jordan Beck and Jonathan May aren't easy to categorize – particularly with the dozen diverse tunes they've assembled on this concurrently amusing and touching CD. At times, their work has a comic verve that brings to mind the work of Randy Newman and at other points, the heartfelt emotions they pour into both melody and words proves incredibly touching (particularly in the lullaby-like "Song of a Child"). There's even a point when they demonstrate felicity with a hard rock-like number. Look forward to hearing more from this pair of gifted cousins."
I'm a big fan of this album... absolutely love it! As a voice teacher, I'm always looking for fresh new songs for my students, and this album has a ton! Very creative and catchy music. I look forward to hearing more from Beck & May!