Wednesday, October 24, 2012

pop*eye...Meiko—The Bright Side (2012)


from LA.

The Bright Side (2012)

*I proud to highly
This album is mastered for iTunes. Singer/songwriter Meiko’s sophomore long-player delivers more of the breezy folk-pop that made her self-titled debut release such a treat. The Bright Side lives up to its title with wide-eyed odes to romance, delivered by Meiko with breathy, waifish vocals that capture her unpretentious charm. The album’s tracks benefit from input by such production notables as Styrofoam, Jimmy Messer and Greg Collins, who keep the sound clean and uncluttered as they blend acoustic instrumentation with judicious use of electronica beats. Meiko dives headlong into new infatuation on “I’m in Love,” daydreams about domestic bliss on “I’m Not Sorry” and gets positively obsessive on “When the Doors Close.” Tracks like the gleefully catty “Real Real Sweet” and the reflectively rocking “Thinking Too Much” bring in hints of ‘60s girl-group pop. The erotic intrigue of “Leave the Light On” and the regretful sentiments of “Good Looking Loser” add a little darkness to the prevailingly sunny mood. Packed with hooks and lyrically beguiling, The Bright Side reveals solid craft and genuine feeling beneath its engaging sonic sparkle.

Porta's Rating
10 of 10

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it’s hard to believe that she sees anything but the bright side!

*Porta's favourite!*

Meiko (pronounced MEE-ko) (born February 25, 1982), is an American singer/ songwriter, born and raised in Roberta, Georgia and currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She independently released a self-titled album on September 1, 2007. All of the tracks from the LP have been featured in major network TV shows. Her second full-length album, entitled The Bright Side, was released through Fantasy Records on May 15, 2012.

Raised by her father in the small town of Roberta, Georgia, Meiko first stepped in front of an audience at the age of eight, singing “White Christmas” for parishioners of a Southern Baptist church. At eighteen, Meiko left her hometown to showcase her talents to a wider audience. After a brief stop in Miami, she set down in Los Angeles and began her career in earnest, playing venues all over Southern California and writing at a prolific pace. She performed (and bartended) at Hollywood’s Hotel Café (where she still performs regularly).

Meiko is one-quarter Japanese, on her maternal grandmother’s side; in an attempt to get in touch with their Japanese heritage, she and her sister, designer Kelly Nishimoto, adopted the nicknames Meiko and Keiko.

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