This week's music is from the young singer-songwriter and spoken-word artist Mary Lambert, based in Seattle. My friend Ellen Kushner posted Lambert's terrific cover of Rick Springsteen's "Jessie's Girl" recently (packed with memories from our 1980s youth), and it reminded me of just how much I like her work. Music like this is one of the many reasons I am so impressed by the artists and activist of our daughter's generation...and boy does it make me feel old to say that, but nevermind.
Above: a poetic, impassioned performance of "Body Love, Parts I & II" (2014).
Below: the video for Lambert's "She Keeps Me Warm" (2013), featuring a very sweet gay romance...and books! (How often do you see people read in music videos, after all?)
"Same Love," a lovely song and video from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2012) which incorporates Lambert's "She Keeps Me Warm."
And last, to end on a lighter note:
The adorable video for Lambert's "Secrets" (2014).