Jack and Amanda Palmer You Got Me Singing
Have you ever been estranged from a parent? Have you ever been estranged from a parent for a length of time and then decided to make a record with that parent? Well, that’s what Jack and Amanda Palmer did for You Got Me Singing, a collection of cover songs by Leonard Cohen, Tom T. Hall, Sinead O’Connor, and many others.
If you don’t recall Amanda Palmer, she’s the divisive musical artist who you may find wonderfully quirky, kitschy, or supremely annoying (I don’t get it, but others believe so) with her baroque-pop or cabaret-style in Dresden Dolls or her solo work. If you found her annoying before, I ask that you give this album a listen anyway as it’s vastly different from her usual repertoire. Jack Palmer adds a Johnny Cash-like quality to the work and changes her usual dynamic. The songs are mostly low-key and fairly stripped down instrumentally. While most of the videos are static images for each song, I really enjoyed the animation for the David Mack cover, 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.
If you don’t have time to watch the videos, here is the Spotify playlist.