MUSIC MONDAYS: Natalie Merchant

Generally for most people, Mondays are a big drag. But not over here at Platypus.

We pretty much let our moods guide our music…and our music be our guide.

Note by note, Music Mondays is the pitch perfect way to start off another week.

(Puns intended.)

So after mulling over a ton of bands today, we finally landed on songbird Natalie Merchant.

I mean really…we needed a fabulous female voice after the males of Modest Mouse, Martin Sexton, Avett Brothers, Cake, Jack Johnson, Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown, Rolling Stones + Widespread Panic!

(I’m often outnumbered by Rob and John so thank goodness Louise has been hanging out at the warehouse more often!)

Transitioning from 10,000 Maniacs to solo artist, Natalie is a gem. Her voice has been described as “honey-colored” and I would agree. To me, feels dimensionally golden, versatile, healing, smooth, sweet.

And her songwriting…pretty powerful, expressive stuff. I just think her lyrics are, well, incredibly observant…and honest.

Natalie deserves to be played on Tuesday too.

Here’s our playlist:

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