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NEW ARTIST ALERT: Oren Lavie.

Oren Lavie.
Singer, songwriter, playwright, and theatre director from Tel Aviv, Israel.

Oren Lavie

Oren Lavie names his musical predecessors as Tom Waits, Jacques Brel, and Leonard Cohen. At the core of his melody-oriented compositions there is always the piano or the guitar with his singing, enriched by string arrangements (cello solo, quartet, chamber orchestra) and various, mainly non-electronical instruments added occasionally, giving each of the songs a unique style and color.
His first album, The Opposite Side of the Sea, was completed in 2006; it was released in Europe in January and February 2007. In 2009, his stop motion style music video, “Her Morning Elegance,” achieved significant popularity on YouTube, receiving over 3 million hits.
(wikipedia)

Okay, so he’s not technically a “new artist.” I’m okay with that. His debut album has yet to be officially released in the US, but with the growing popularity of the aforementioned music video, it seems like 2009 is his year. I adore his voice: all warm and deep and whispery (if whispers weren’t quiet, I suppose). It’s like butter on dark toast.

last.fm
myspace
“Her Morning Elegance”
“The Opposite Side of the Sea”
“Ruby Rises”

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