NEW MUSIC: L. $hamPain – To Kill a Mocking Girl (EP)

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NEW MUSIC: L. $hamPain – To Kill a Mocking Girl (EP)

“To Kill a Mocking Girl” is EP number four by the prolific Texan singer/songwriter L.$hamPain. She describes the songs as pages from her notebook, set to minimal electronics, pianos and her haunting vocals. My favorite is maybe “Zoe’s on a Freight Train”: it evokes the association of a scene in “Fried Green Tomatoes”, where the protagonists Idgie and Ruth jump on a fright train by night.

Here’s what L. $hamPain says about the song. Listen to it and you surly get the Beatles reference:

Janis Joplin snarled that “Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose”.
Maybe though, nothing left to lose isn’t freedom at all — it’s just another girl on another runaway train. It’s not romantic. It’s not something worthy of a Beatles tune. Hell, it’s not even worthy of a cartoon where the hero comes swaggering up pistol in each hand to save the damsel in distress from her fate on those infamous train tracks.
… but maybe you still want him to.

Like all her work, “To Kill am Mocking Girl” is out on Bandcamp for free download. You can also listen on Soundcloud.

(Photo Credit: R. Anonymous)