Scott Simons' new song The Start Of Something has been on repeat on my iPod for days. I first heard him last year doing one of the better covers of Umbrella (the other good one was Mandy Moore's, believe it or not) and Arjan just did a new post on him. The first reference point that leaps to mind is Sara Bareilles. Like hers, Scott's music is built around the piano, highly accessible, melodic and very polished for an indie artist. Arjan still has the MP3 if you'd like to try it.
For the longest time, strangely, there was only one comment on Arjan's post and it came from me, wondering why there were no other comments about a song this solid. While MP3 blogs slobber over mysterious nobodies with names like "Donnie Klang" (who? huh?) or corporate tweenie clap (Katy Perry), good music remains unheard. Don't let this one slip by you.