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What Animates You

by tamara dearing

Fun beats and hearty vocals drive this peppy piano rock.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. what animates you
Tamara Dearing
2:34 $0.99
2. wake up darling
Tamara Dearing
3:02 $0.99
3. this quiet
Tamara Dearing
3:54 $0.99
4. don't ask the road
Tamara Dearing
3:47 $0.99
5. give it away
Tamara Dearing
3:51 $0.99
6. panther
Tamara Dearing
2:51 $0.99
7. don't be shy
Tamara Dearing
3:43 $0.99
8. let's build a boat
Tamara Dearing
4:34 $0.99
9. seers and stars
Tamara Dearing
3:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
September 1, 2010

Soloist reanimates herself
By Mat Herron

Tamara Dearing calls her latest album, What Animates You, “a pep talk to myself.”

“As a musician, I have a lot of trouble overcoming the fear of what other people think and not worrying about the reaction,” says Dearing, whose record release show happens Saturday on the first floor of the Vernon Club. “My thinking behind it was a theme of what inspires you, what directs you into more of what you want to be instead of what you are.”

Mission accomplished: Animates exudes confidence and levity. By the end of “Don’t Ask the Road” — Don’t ask the road for directions, don’t ask the wind for the time, don’t give me anymore answers, it’s the questions I’m sleeping with at night — Dearing sounds less fearful of what people might say, and ready to tackle the unknown.

Animates has five new numbers and a couple that originally appeared on Louisville Is for Lovers compilations. In comparing the old with the new, Dearing says the difference is her use of beats and percussion. “There was this driving force behind most of the music and the lyrics.”

A massage therapist by day, Dearing’s first instrument was piano, and she constantly disobeyed her teachers when they told her what to play. Up until now, she’s recorded everything herself at home.



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