Download: Sambassadeur - Stranded
If you're not reading my buddy Ellard's "2 Pillows" blog, you really should be. He does two things I enjoy:
One, he's been going through my "100 Songs for 2009" five songs at a time, and I think we can all agree that we need to talk a lot more about those songs, and maybe a lot more about me in general. He's tough, but fair.
And two, he's going through all his old, forgotten MP3s on shuffle and commenting on them, which is a lot harder than what I'm doing, which is basically cherry-picking songs that I know I can talk about. Sometimes it's a stretch to come up with something to say about a ten-year-old song you maybe never liked that much in the first place, but I think those tangents are where most insights come from.
Anyway, he really enjoyed Sambassadeur's "Days" off the 2009 list, so I emailed him a link to their upcoming album European, and we've been emailing back and forth about it. "Stranded" is his next favorite song off the album, so here it is. It's my third favorite, but definitely still good enough to warrant contender status (and I'll post on my other favorite soon).
Also, just a heads-up ... if you tell me you like something that I like, you run the risk of me interrogating you at length about it. But I will also occasionally email you links to unreleased albums. So it's not all bad.