Maria Taylor Time Lapse Lifeline:
Maria Taylor's "people" call her music alt-folk, but a song as hooky as Time Lapse Lifeline is pop, pure and simple. Don't get too distracted by the girls-on-a-spree video, this tune stands on its own. She deserves a hit with this one.
On a personal note, my birthday was fast and followed by a tragedy. I don't want to be mysterious: a great, longtime friend died suddenly. Sadly, I discovered that music cannot soothe everything - sometimes it's useless. This song isn't a heavy ballad, but it has a line that resonates -
Oh we dream a life
It was just like that, was just like that
And just like that, and just like that it's done