Sunday, April 29, 2007

Soda Shop...

By now, some of you might have heard or watched his songs and videos across the internet, therefore, I do apologise to those who have already read about him, but I just couldn't bare to miss out his cute- ness on my site.

His voice? Angelic. His face? Also angelic. All the rest? Well, I'm guess- ing it's a little more complicated than that. And that's doubtless the ap- peal for the growing fan base of singer/songwriter/actor Jay Brannan.



He first drew notice for his performance in John Cameron Mitchell's movie Shortbus (I still have to watch it). In it, he played guitar and sang a cute song he wrote called Soda Shop. So sweetly sung by Jay, you may think it's a simple 50's throwback, when you hear talk of sock hops and shoo-be-doobie-doo-wops. But I can tell you it's a little more complicated than that. In fact, it's about someone who is drinking way too much!



It doesn't take long for the song to make Jay an online star, the video of him performing it has been viewed nearly a million times. Does the fact that he's shirtness, performing in his toilet have anything to do with it? Umm, surely it does, but I think the rest of his songs hold similar charms and revelations. You can hear more of him on YouTube and buy his four-song EP 'Unmastered' via Snocap HERE.

3 comments:

Benoit said...

Hi PR8,
I'm glad you liked him. I totally fell for Jay's character in Shortbus, his eyes, hands(my kinky thing ;°p) & for him when he began to sing...

goldeneyeuk said...

I love this guy, im subscribed to his youtube page, he is so hot and has a great singing voice.
Great choice

Volker said...

I have the Shortbus DVD and seen it twice. Great stuff! As for the YouTube video clip, I saw that a few weeks ago before I bought the DVD.