Aimee Mann to Release "Charmer" on Sept. 18
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:00:13
The haunting and beautifully voiced Aimee Mann will release Charmer on Sept. 18 via her own Superego Records. Go here to check out the title track.
We are so in love with Mann with can hardly handle it. Her crystalline voice is so honeyed to our ears.
Mann was influenced by what she calls the "super pop" of the '70s and '80s. The album is her first release since 2008's @#%&*! Smilers.
About the title, Mann explained how charm can be manipulative. She said, "I'm fascinated by charming people and the whole idea of charm. It's hard to remember sometimes that there is usually an agenda behind the act of being charming, and that is what I'm most interested in. Is someone's charm being utilized just to try and entertain people, make them feel special and interesting, or is there a more sinister purpose behind it? Sometimes I think 'charm' can just be another word for 'manipulation.'"
We like her line of reasoning there.
The album also includes a duet with James Mercer of The Shins on "Living a Lie." Mann will support the new album with tour dates this fall.
5. Soon Enough
6. Living a Lie
7. Slip and Roll
9. Gamma Ray
What track title do you like the best?