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There are some people who think that Sarah McLachlan songs pretty much all sound alike.
And you know what? Those folks are in some very good company.
“I kind of feel like I write the same song over and over again,” the singer-songwriter admitted to the crowd during her sold-out concert on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
That’s an oversimplification, of course. Yet, it’s accurate to say that McLachlan does have a very distinctive style – one that helps keep the Kleenex company in business.
“I think we have pretty well established that I like slow, depressing songs,” she said.
The quintessential McLachlan offering is “Angel,” a song that was made famous on McLachlan’s multiplatinum-selling fourth studio album, “Surfacing.” But it’s been made even more famous as the soundtrack to those gut-wrenchingly sad TV commercials for the ASPCA.
If you’ve watch TV past 10 p.m. at any point over the last few years then you probably know these commercials, which mix McLachlan’s vocals with images of badly mistreated dogs and cats.
They are powerful. And they are effective.
I can clearly remember the moment when I was watching one of those commercials, for the umpteenth time, and decided to pull out my credit card and become a monthly donor to fight animal abuse with the ASPCA.
McLachlan had moved me. And she continues to do so to this day.
The vocalist absolutely soared as she performed 21 songs in a little under two hours at the Fox. It was her first headlining show in the Bay Area in six years.
Yes, it’s been that long.
She has performed a few times around these parts since then – lending her voice to Sammy Hagar’s Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit at the Fillmore in San …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment