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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Pop :: Monique diMattina - A Girl and a Dog
 

Monique diMattina - A Girl and a Dog

Monique diMattina - A Girl and a Dog
Previously known for her exquisite piano stylings in the 2009 release 'Senses', Fulbright scholar come singer/songwriter Monique diMattina steps into the territory of her teen heroine Rickie Lee Jones in this melodious jazz-pop arrival.

Recorded in Melbourne after years living in New York City, 'Welcome Stranger' includes several homages to diMattina's hometown and takes it's name from the one cover on the album, compatriot Paul Kelly's 'Dumb Things'. diMattina's lyrics encompass humour, pith and pathos - from the ode to Melbourne 'Livingest Place' ("the weather man tries but he really doesn't know") to the sardonic 'Joan of Burwood' ("all she ever does is burn the steak..") and the songwriter's Beatles-esque conclusion on true love in "A Girl and a Dog".

Stylistically "Welcome Stranger' draws from the lyrical side of country blues and sweet jazz - the intro to 'Moonshine' is lifted from one of Jelly Roll Morton's Library of Congress recordings. However fans of the more classically inspired solo piano album Senses will not be disappointed - diMattina's passion is distilled here with the same tasteful restraint, an occassional flash of pianistic brilliance only ever serving the song rather than the inverse.

About this track...

A much poppier sounding tune than the rest of Monique's album, it's about love and echoes the sentiment throughout the album that it's often the most simple things that make you happy. Paying homage to the Beatles, the spoken harmonies towards the end will make you smile on the inside.

Other tracks by Monique diMattina: Lunar Lady  -  Get Happy
Details
Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled Welcome Stranger
Copyright Holder's Name Monique diMattina
Media Servicing Date 2010-10-09
Main Genre Pop
Genre 2 Jazz
Genre 3 Acoustic
Genre 4 Blues
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
ISRC AU-HF0-10-13615
Artist Official Web Site http://www.moniquedimattina.com
Artist Social Network Page http://www.myspace.com/moniquedimattina
Online Store Page 1
Other website where music can be purchased (URL) http://www.headrecords.com
Content Provider Head Records