Our good friends at MP3.com just relaunched, and to celebrate, we’re helping them give away some of today’s best songs for free, every day for a month. Today’s featured free download is Brett Dennen’s “Surprise, Surprise.”
There’s no mistaking singer/ songwriter [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brett Dennen[/lastfm]’s red hair or his fragile, yet upbeat, voice. On his new album, Loverboy, Dennen returns with a new set of charming pop songs that explore big subjects like love, death and pain with a disarming levity. Single “Surprise, Surprise” shows him working his deft touch as a musician and lyricist.
Listening to “Surprise, Surprise” is like going on a walk on a sunny day, reveling in how great of a day it is, and then noticing that there’s a dead dog on the side of the road. It sounds lighthearted until you actually listen close enough to hear what Dennen has to say. The thing is though, that his great pop melodies make it so that you’re singing along to his troubled thoughts.