“Jourdan Myers has a voice so pure, it reminds me of Sarah McLachlan’s, but this lady can also belt it out…Every song from Ruin Me With Love is worth a good listen!” - Lady Indie
Minneapolis singer/songwriter Jourdan Myers released her second album Ruin Me With Love in September, a complex work that showcases Myers' signature sound, drifting from alternative to avant-garde with her lilting voice, layered lyrics, and haunting melodies. Produced by Matt Patrick (Greycoats, John Mark Nelson) at The Library Recording Studio, Ruin Me With Love is the collaboration of exquisite talent between Patrick, Myers, and her gifted musicians. The eclectic collection centers around the universal theme of human longing. “There will never be a time when all our desires and needs have been met; we won’t escape the struggle on this side of life. Whether you long for a person, a different situation, or a new beginning, the condition of yearning is captured in these songs.”
There is a curious power in the ability to view one’s life with an unjaundiced eye. It’s not about being fearless, although that doesn’t hurt, it’s about the ferocity of spirit required to accept the world as it is and move forward from there. Singer/songwriter Mary Bue’s songs crackle with this power, mixing piano and guitar, folk and pop, and redolent with private tragedy and shared elation. Her voice, described as “marvelously sultry and cool,” lends her vivid, sometimes existential lyrics a texture that is both intimate and expansive.
This intimacy is Mary’s calling card. Her lyrics invite you in and you’re right there with her as she sings, barefoot in the sand or walking along the Mississippi, heart pounding from your chest, letting go, hanging on, vibrant, alive. She brings you into her adventures, trials, and triumphs through her lyrics, and keeps you engaged with melodies you’ll find yourself humming to yourself long after the music has ended.