Now that the weather is finally warming up in Minnesota, Lisa and I have been reminded that it’s fun to roll down the window and turn up the volume on the iPod and sing songs that make you feel happy. And with temperatures finally over 50 degrees, we are thrilled!
Over the winter we found a duo named Pomplamoose who has been arranging their own tunes at home for a few years. You might recognize them from a Hyundai commercial they did last Christmas. The duo is Natalie and Jack. Natalie does most of the singing and Jack plays a variety of instruments. They’ve written several of their own and arranged versions of songs you will recognize from Edith Piaf to Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind and Fire. Really. Their arrangements create a repetitive aura to their sound, but for some reason, I don’t get tired of hearing several of them in succession. I appreciate their arrangements and the work to create the mix to layer the tunes together for their YouTube Channel.
In the end, when I listen, I find myself smiling and humming along.
Here’s a version of the popular “Another Day”:
And an example of a creative take on Nat King Cole’s “Nature Boy”:
What are some songs that make you feel happy and want to sing out loud?