Guest Post: Friends With Both Arms
Nada Alic is the happy-go-lucky founder of a “little” blog we’ve grown to love called Friends With Both Arms. Currently based out of Toronto, Ontario, Alic provides a personable perspective on local happenings and also features artists that span the globe. Read her review of Marie-Pierre Arthur‘s Aux Alentours EP below:
A friend of mine recently recommended I listen to Marie Pierre Arthur, because she was French. It’s almost gotten too easy – because I’ve got a sweet spot for French female artists. Coeur de Pirate wrecked me for a good month last fall. There’s something about it that reminds me of growing up and semi-paying attention in French class. And while I can barely make out the words to any of the songs, I like to believe that I’m reacquainting with a past life where I was once Parisian. To me, it sounds romantic – like French girls have access to a whole other realm of language that describes things that are indescribable in plain English. Fil de Sol, it began with a simple 80s rock beat and Marie’s gorgeous vocals singing something about closing her eyes (that’s all I caught so far). I like the simplicity of it. “Si tu Savais” is more of an upbeat pop track where she repeats “my love”. After a few more listens, I’ll figure out the whole thing. Who needs Rosetta Stone when you’ve got this?