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Updated 8:50 PM PDT, Wed, Apr 28, 2010
|L.A.-based singer/songwriter Allison Geddiehas recently been named, “Artist Of The Month,” by stereofame.com, where her song, “Leave With Me,” is played every time someone visits the website. Stereofame.com gives amateur musicians exposure to music fans on the web.Geddie’s style is a mixture of acoustic rock, pop, country and soul. She has also covered, “Tik Tok,” as performed by Kesha, however her version is a twist on the original.”It’s a funny song for a singer/songwriter to sing without the dance beats and autotune,” said Geddie.
Even though the song is unique in itself, the way the music video was shot is groundbreaking. The technology used to film the video consists of a 360-degree shot that, once uploaded to the web, will give the viewer the freedom of which angle they want to watch the video.
“This has never been done before with a music video,” said Geddie.
This technology is so advanced that, YouTube can not yet support the format.
Geddie’s debut album features a variety of songs that use uncommon instruments such as the cello and chimes.
“I wanted to make sure that the album stayed close to the way I wrote the songs on the guitar, organic, yet with the added elements of the band,” said Geddie.
She is working on releasing a new album, as well as, a new video for her single entitled, “Fixing Me.”
Stereofame Artist of the Month, March 2010 – Allison Geddie
Press Release Announcement from Stereofame.com:
In the mid to late 90’s, artists like Alanis Morissette, Jewel and Sarah McLachlan helped revive a tradition of female singer/songwriters that hearkened back to the genre’s golden age in the 70s. As chick-folk crooners Carole King, Carli Simon and Joni Mitchell helped establish the sound, the style became mellow radio gold. That tradition, characterized by lush folk pop arrangements designed to support the vocals rather than drowning them with glossy overproduction, still has a pulse well into the new millennium. The only difference is, these days you’re more likely to find the latest torchbearers of the female folk rock flame at your local open mic night than on the radio. That’s because the genre has undergone a sterilization of sorts. The sentimentality and irony that endeared us to so many of the 90’s revivalists have been watered down and repackaged so many times that they’ve lost all they’re flavor; the genre has lost its edge.
Not so with L.A. based singer/songwriter Allison Geddie. The hauntingly intelligent and deceptively sultry songstress proves that observational wit and sprawling “meaning of life” musings can still have a place in the female folkie’s lyrical palette without churning the collective stomach of the listening audience. Geddie’s introspective and honest brand of songwriting has earned her the title of Stereofame’s Artist of the Month for March 2010, as chosen by the Stereofame.com online community of listeners and judges. “I had literally just entered my material,” she said, “so I’m not even sure how or why I got picked but it certainly doesn’t hurt!” On her debut album Everything You Don’t See, the how’s and why’s of her success become abundantly clear. The native of Connecticut sets her languid, dusty vocals atop a collection of tightly produced yet unadorned ballads and mid-tempo numbers that outline Geddie’s tales of love and passion with delicate sensuality. Geddie, along with producer Greg Critchley, keep the arrangements tasteful, introducing discreet guitar lines and dashes of piano on top of plaintive acoustic guitar strums. There’s an earthiness to Geddie’s approach that is irresistible. The melodies are smart, but not too smart for their own good. However, there’s also a darkness to her sound that is equally irresistible. According to Geddie, the world around her provides her with more than enough socio-political and interpersonal turbulence to dissect. “It’s really mostly my emotions, whatever’s going on in my head,” Geddie said of her inspiration. “The questioning of life, relationships, people, what we’re here for…and pain, lots of pain.” Geddie uses all these topics as leaping off points for her to establish a moody, yet intentionally protective, space in which she can communicate her take on the world as she sees it. Geddie isn’t trying to re-invent the wheel and, thankfully, she doesn’t need to. The tried and true formula established long ago doesn’t need fixing, it just needs more artists like Geddie who know the right buttons to push…and when to push them.