August 11, 2008

Jem shines



Jem and I share at least one thing in common: She often mentions that she is from Penarth, a wonderful little cliff town near the bay in Cardiff, Wales. This is where my great grandmother emigrated to from Ireland (the other side's from Cornwall). My cousin (aka British Bridget) used to live there in the sweetest terraced house, where I spent some time in the summer of 2000, racing around town looking for Welsh cakes. I like that Jem has not forgotten her hometown and how it influenced/s her.

On that oh-so-relevant note, a free and legal MP3* from Jem, who finally has a new CD, Down To Earth, out in a month. This is the album's elegant final track, one for the grown-ups...

Jem On Top Of The World

*No offense to anyone, but this is not an "exclusive." Every blogger in the free world got it today.

9 comments:

Brad said...

Wonderful, breathy track. Very peaceful. Thank goodness she's returned! :)

Heidi said...

OMG MORE JEM! So excited.

Michael said...

I enjoyed her song from the SATC soundtrack. Does it reappear on the CD?

countpopula said...

I saw Jem twice on her tour for the first album, and she was excellent! This track is INCREDIBLE, and makes it worth the (extra)long wait. Thanks for the tip!

D'luv said...

I interviewed Jem about four years ago. Really cool gal.

Yeah, love how folks like to call things "exclusive" when the same email with info was sent to about five hundred other bloggers.

Neeeext.

Dawn Davenport said...

Refreshing honesty regarding the Jem download. If only others could take a leaf out of your virtual book and stop pretending that they're in the inner circle of the artist in question. Meh.

Paul said...

well said dawn xo and dluv! Though the track is lovely and should've been sent to more bloggers! Perhaps bloggers were under the illusion that only they got it and Jem singled them out especially :P :P

I am dying for her new album as bits and bobs on soundtracks (Eragon, Sex and The City) are nice but not enough.

Michael said...

I really loved her song from the Eragon soundtrack.

xolondon said...

Sadly update that D'luv says the record sucks, bar a few songs at the end, including this one.