5 Apr 2011

iLove Tueday Tunes: Badly Drawn Boy

Today I want to present you one of my favourite musicians: Badly Drawn Boy.
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Click the music to go on a romantic journey.

You don’t have to listen to all 12 tracks, I know they are many – I couldn’t choose just one.

I recommend tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8.


As you can read from the picture above he is born in UK – Dunstable, Bedforshire. He is a quirky British songwriter, whose music have being widely praised. His trademark is his woolly hat.

He is musically talented, can play practically all the instruments you can hear in a song. And his lyrics are short novels. His voice is deep and musically reassuring – if you get me.

When I listen to him I go on a journey…

The opening of The Shining (track 1) is a small orchestra in my ears. I feel like closing my eyes while I lie down on a flat surface and travel through the British countryside. I remember going from Somerset to Devon, to see AMI’s hometown. Then waking up next to AMI in Cardiff, November 2001. Or waking up next to AMI on his single bed, winter mornings in Ealing. Or again summer holidays, 2004, in St Katherine's Dock, Tower Bridge –Wapping. I heart the lyrics, especially the lines:
“Remembering when I saw your face
Shining my way, pure timing
Soleil all over you, warm sun pours all over me,
Soleil all over you, warm sun…
And suddenly you are in love with everything.”

This will be on my Baby birth playlist. And I love this song so much that I would like to use the name Soleil – but AMI has to agree on that.


I Love NYE (track 2) is instrumental, another modern orchestra on your ipod, it is soon followed by Silent Sigh (track 3). This one is not like a poem or anything but the tune is al tempo and melodic. Perfect to twill in your open living room :).


Once Around The Block (track 5) is another al tempo, truly music-poem. The lines that make me think are:

“You quiver like candle on fire,I'm putting you out
Maybe tonight we could be the last shout
But I'm fascinated by your style
Your beauty will last for a while…”

I believe a song is close to poetry when the lyrics are not repetitive and there is a hidden meaning in each line. Anyway, that’s how I feel about this song.

Well, this iLove Tuesday Tunes has taken many lines. All in all, the two albums that stand out from his many studio albums are The Hour of Bewilderbeast and About A Boy. The last album is the soundtrack of the British comedy-drama film About A Boy, based on a novel by Nick Hornby. Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz and Nicholas Hoult stars in the film.

I hope you’ve learnt a little bit about why I like Badly Drawn Boy and quirky sounds.

Stay tuned, because every Tuesday you will hear a little of my taste in music and what might end up on our Baby birth playlist.

2 comments:

  1. I do something like this on Mondays. Maybe we can link back and forth to share with our readers each ones music preference. Never heard of this musician before but some of his songs are pretty.

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  2. I love these tracks that Portuguese song is so sweet I don't understand what their saying but love the song. All the songs are great really you have great taste in music.

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