The following is by music reviewer Jennifer Brown.
This month I’m continuing my “wish list” series from January with Dance for the Sun by Kira Willey. I purchased this album during the dark days of winter and it continues to be a source of brightness as the summer sun shines bright through my window as I write today.
Dance for the Sun
I was initially drawn to Dance for the Sun after hearing the song “Colors” which some of you may recognize as a Dell advertisement theme song. I was pleasantly surprised that we love the rest of the album just about as much as “Colors”—an adorable song about expressing how you feel based on which color you are today.
I am still taken with the idea of being “bright and happy purple,” “chirping with joy green” or “hopping mad like a playground ball red.”
This song is a terrific example of how Kira’s lyrics are packed with vivid and descriptive imagery, and I almost always ask to repeat this song when it comes on in our car; it’s really that beautiful and captivating.