If there's a finer song this year than Jessica Lea Mayfield's Our Hearts Are Wrong, then 2011 is going to be a year spoiled rotten.
Here she is doing the song on Letterman, in case you've not yet had the pleasure:
Jessica has been performing on stage for twelve years. She's 21. A bit of a leg-up came with that Black Keys guest duet, but mostly... it's all down to her. And a strange voice - good strange - that she says has no high range at all.
And she doesn't swallow any old shit, either:
. I remember when I was a kid, my cat died. And the vet gave me this letter that said my cat was in heaven sitting on rainbow. My thought was “bullshit” on a similar note, I always wrote Santa mean letters, like “write me back if you exist, jerk”.Santa has yet to respond.
With Blasphemy So Heartfelt
If you're still not convinced enough to pop your hand into your pocket:
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