Music Lessons

8 Nov

Jenny O’s “Learned My Lessons” is a combination of many 60s influences. Her voice lends itself to the girl groups of the times, particularly The Dixie Cups when they made famous “Chapel of Love.” It’s got more of a twang to it, but you can’t ignore the same sweetness in O’s voice that The Dixie Cups have.

However, it is a particular duo from the 60s that it seems O has drawn the most inspiration from. Simon and Garfunkel’s “Feeling Groovy,” was light and made listeners feel gooey inside as their hearts warmed over. Just as the duo sang about their happy state of mind with lyrics such as “let the morningtime drop all its petals on me /life, I love you, all is groovy” O sings and imparts her wisdom on how you can live a happy life too “so be thankful and speak your mind/give love to the treasures you find/when you can, try to be on time/and you’ll be happy for the rest of your life.” It is impossible not to have the biggest grin on your face when you listen to this song. It’s the type of track that just makes you feel good all over, like “Feeling Groovy,” and for Jenny O to bring that vibe and 60s sound to a modern audience is a thing of beauty. One thing is for certain, “Learned my Lessons” is definitely groovy, and I think Simon and Garfunkel would approve.

Discography: Automechanic 2013

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