No Fairy Tale
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 02:02
Spring is around the corner, and love is in the air, but in her new album No Fairy Tale, Lisa Loeb is still more interested in singing about what happens after the love dies.
No Fairy Tale kicks off with the title track and its opening lyrics set the tone with, “A prince in the summer is a drag in the spring/and how could you know he took off his ring?” giving the listener a clear idea of what’s to come.
Loeb is no stranger to the tunes of heartbreak and introspection, and that foundation is strong in No Fairy Tale. The sweet melancholy flows as Loeb paints a sad tale for the listener.
In the track “Weak Day,” Loeb takes the listener on a journey through her deepest emotions, giving them a view of what it’s like to hit rock bottom.
The lyrics, “Got a house on my back/pushing me over/making me weak on my feet/and a head on my shoulders/makes me uneasy/making me dizzy for weeks,” put the listener up close and personal with her emotional state.
But Loeb’s lyrics are sometimes hidden behind the overwhelming cacophony of percussion and guitar. Instead of soft acoustic sounds that compliment her vocal talent it’s more reminiscent of her 2006 track, “Do you sleep?” where she’s screaming over it.
At first listen, No Fairy Tale leaves the listener yearning for the Lisa Loeb of yesterday, but upon further listening it still has the potential to melt its way into the listeners’ hearts.