Sergei Rachmaninov once said, “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” No words better describe the music of Animal Liberation Orchestra, the Music Artist of the Week.
Animal Liberation Orchestra, also known as ALO, is from California and has released two albums. “Fly Between Falls” was released in 2004 and contains 10 songs, and their second CD, “Roses & Clover” was released in 2007 and also contains 10 songs.
Both these albums are lot of fun to listen to, containing great songs that you will want to listen to repeatedly. The music of ALO is made up of many different genres; they blend together rock, jazz and blues to create a fun music experience. They have collaborated with good friend Jack Johnson, who sings on one of my favorite songs, “Girl, I Wanna Lay You Down.” This song, which is found on “Fly Between Falls,” is a cheerful sounding love song that best describes how to get intimate with your significant other. “Cook you up some dinner, a little pasta/ Listen to some music, a little Rasta”. This is a song that you will want to play over and over again.
A song that really stands out to me is “Try,” which is located on the CD “Roses & Clover.” This song is great to listen to you when you are feeling overwhelmed or down in the dumps. With its happy rhythm, great melody and beautiful lyrics, “Try” will brighten your day and make you ready for any challenges ahead. “We got to try just a little bit harder/ And let it shine just a little bit brighter/ We got to walk just a little bit taller.”
If you are looking for music to make you reminiscence about summer, then Animal Liberation Orchestra is the perfect band for you. Their music will stay with you for a lifetime.