Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
I haven’t been as obsessed with an artist in recent times as I have been with Grace Potter (not in a creepy way, but sort of in a creepy way.) She’s gorgeous, has a bombtastic voice, and has a website that features a human with a bird’s head riding a lion and shooting lazers from its mouth.
But that’s not the only reason I love her. It’s been a while since I’ve heard a good female rock album that I can keep listening to over and over again without hesitation. It’s not that I don’t appreciate good female rock. It’s just that for some reason the female rockers I’ve heard as of late lack the deep blues and soul undertones that I need.
Grace Potter is deep through and through. She’s got a voice smooth as glass and, frankly, she knows how to rock it. Did I mention she’s good looking? Not important, just thought I’d throw it out there again.
The latest release from Grace Potter & The Nocturnals titled The Lion, The Beast, The Beat is a mix of heart-pounding drums and guitar (example: the title track) and heartfelt, lyrical melodies like “Stars.” Each song on the record will take you on an entirely different musical journey (cliché?) that will fit any mood you’re in.
And if you get a chance to see her live, I don’t care what you have to do to get there, just get there. She puts on an amazing show with vocals as good as or better than the album. Also, she’s feisty. So, you know, she’s got that going for her.