I haven’t had a lot to write about this week, so instead I’m just going to share with you one of my favourite songs of all time: Stay (I Missed You), by Lisa Loeb.
I’ve been a fan of Lisa Loeb since about 1997, and I own four of her albums. She doesn’t record very much any more, and the music she has written most recently has been aimed at children at young people, but I never get tired of listening to those albums and would say she’s probably my favourite musical artist. Other artists come and go in my preferences, but Lisa has stayed firmly put since I first discovered her. I think I also really like that she’s not particularly well known, so it feels a bit more special to cite her as my favourite artist than if I said someone mega-famous.
Really Lisa Loeb ended up being a sort of soundtrack to my growing up. I was still a child when I first heard Stay, and then by the time I bought her album The Way It Really Is in 2004 I was an adult, having been through university and being five years into a relationship. I think that is one of the reasons why she is particularly special to me.
I was lucky enough to see her perform in London in 2006, and then I don’t really think she has performed outside the US since then, and may never do so again. She works a lot more on summer camps that she runs for underprivileged children now. I’m glad I got to see her at least that one time though.
If you don’t really know much of her music, I heartily recommend her Tails album, which is full of great tracks. All of her albums are great though, and I can’t really pick a single favourite song. Sandalwood reminds me of Chris, and I really love the lyrics of Wishing Heart on the album Firecracker. Give her a try if you’re looking for something to listen to.