Lara Ewen | Death Better Take Me Dancing

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Death Better Take Me Dancing

by Lara Ewen

A happy song about death.
Genre: Country: Americana
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Album Notes
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Lara Ewen blends lyrical storytelling with acoustic alt. country and Americana music.

Her next album, The Wishing Stone Songs, will be released in 2012. 'Death Better Take Me Dancing' is the first single from that album.

Lara's last album was 2007's Ghosts and Gasoline, the full-length follow-up to her 2002 Clear EP. Both are available through CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and other major online outlets.


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Lara Ewen
Lara Ewen is one of the finer songwriters of our time. "Death Better Take Me Dancing" manifests her spirit and style as effectively as the family reunion that follows a funeral. Yes, death will overtake us all, but it's not going to cheat her out of the way she dances through life. This tune and "I Don't Know How To Be Your Girl" capture her artful ability to capture genuine moments in song. Put Lara Ewen on your musical radar and fly frequently.

Rocco Colello

Don't fear the reaper
This terrific song really shows off Lara's ability to use the imagery of usually negative or unpleasant situations to powerfully assert her fierce inner strength. It is a joy to hear that passion presented in such a deceptively well-crafted balance of her inimitably expressive voice and the absolutely top-notch instrumentation and production.
Oh, and I liked it a lot.

Jeff Jacobson

Derek Sivers agrees...
I was really glad to see that CD Baby founder Derek Sivers chose to include this song in the group of mp3 downloads he gives away with his new book. It really is a "happy song about death" as Lara describes it. That's not an easy thing to pull off, but Lara's lyrics are sharp and spot on. And the song is a toe-tapper, too. This is one of my favorites from Lara, and her voice has never sounded better. More, please!