Treats for your mouth and ears!
All you blog-heads out there have probably already heard the name Mr Little Jeans, and, like us, be pleasantly surprised to learn that she is Monica, a Norwegian 20-something who has been frequently been described as St Vincent meets Deborah Harry.
It’s safe to say that her rendition of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” was the most talked about cover of 2011, breathing new life into a classic like James Blake did for Feist’s ‘Limit To Your Love.’ It also made it’s way in the triple j Hottest 100. Sure, it was actually #100, but still, pretty good achievement when you consider the likes of Friendly Fires, Digitalism and Justice didn’t make that prestigious cut.
Last month the irrepressibly beautiful “Runaway” found it’s way on to our speakers, and we haven’t pressed stop yet. Showcasing a haunting and somewhat breathless voice, this single has an uncanny knack of staying in your head for days to come. It could be this very simple chorus line “when you runaway, you can go anywhere,” that quite clearly all of us can relate to.
Whilst her catalogue is small, it’s pretty clear that Mr Little Jeans could just be the answer to our prayers - a soulful female “Artist” who doesn’t make headlines for having big lips, or starting a slanging match on Twitter for the sake of good press and hype. Let’s just pray that she sounds just as good live as she does on record.