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You+Me - Love Gone Wrong (Live from Santa Monica, CA)

221 Oct 19 via youplusmefans   original from pinksfuckers

You+Me - No Ordinary Love (Live from Santa Monica, CA)

74 Oct 19 via youplusmefans   original from pinksfuckers

"I went home after that week and I was so fucked up by how amazing [the album] was. I was sitting in my house almost in tears talking to my wife about how happy I was about it" - Dallas Green

196 Oct 19 via youplusmefans   original from aleciamoores

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59 Oct 19 via pinksvoice   original from aleciamoores

For me, the record, I keep calling it a friendship record. Like, when we’re singing and writing the songs together … I just feel like I’m writing with this person who’s always been, even though I haven’t known her that long, it just feels like we’re brother and sister, you know”. - Dallas Green

140 Oct 19 via pinksfuckers   original from oberyndavinci

'Rose Ave.' mixes Pink, City and Colour for a muted shade of music

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Pink knows exactly who she is.

"I’m the treadmill girl," said the pop star famed for such fist-pumping anthems as "Raise Your Glass" and "Get the Party Started." "People listen to Pink when they’re at the gym and they need to run harder."

Yet if that reputation has helped drive a career that’s been filled with Grammy nominations, No. 1 singles and platinum-selling albums since the early 2000s — not to mention sold-out arena concerts in which she pulls off some pulse-quickening athletics of her own — the singer born Alecia Moore has long nursed another, less aerobic ambition: “to make a record where people could open a really good bottle of wine and cook dinner for their family,” she said.

She’s come close to that goal with “Rose Ave.,” the debut album from her new project You+Me. A two-person operation pairing Moore with Dallas Green, the Canadian singer-songwriter who performs under the name City and Colour, You+Me plays folky, stripped-down acoustic music built around Green’s guitar and the pair’s closely braided harmony vocals.

In fact, emotionally intense tunes like “Capsized” and “Break the Cycle,” about convincing someone to “let me heal the wounds you’ve held on to for all these years,” may not be as dinner-friendly as Moore thinks. But the unvarnished “Rose Ave.,” released this week on RCA Records, represents an undeniable shift from Pink’s established persona — and, she says, a welcome opportunity to dial back the celebrity machine that keeps her stardom running.

"I feel guilty when I’m away from my kid unless I’m doing something that’s meaningful," she said last week in Santa Monica, where You+Me was rehearsing for an intimate, mostly invite-only gig at the Thom Thom Club. "So I gave myself a week with Dallas."

Yet that was all they needed, said Green, who added that the first song he and Moore wrote together — a mournful ballad called “From a Closet in Norway (Oslo Blues)” — was enough “to know that this could really be something. After that, the ideas and the feelings just started coming so fast.”

Hunkered down in a recording studio on Rose Avenue near the beach in Venice, the musicians hammered out material in a process that Moore likened to “a conversation where you’re both trying to make the same point — as opposed to a normal conversation where you’re both trying to prove the other wrong.” That approach was familiar to Moore, who has collaborated with a variety of professional songwriters over her career. For Green, though — a solo troubadour who came out of the punk underground — the mind-meld was “a very moving experience.”

The two wanted the recording to emphasize “the relationship between our two voices,” Green said, and, indeed, the music on “Rose Ave.” finds a middle ground between each singer’s home turf; it’s rustic but soulful, often hushed but peppered with impressive vocal runs, as in the gospel-fied rendition of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love” that closes the album.

Moore said the sound reminded her of time she spent singing with her father when she was younger.

"We used to harmonize really, really well together," she recalled. "I haven’t harmonized with someone since my dad like I do with Dallas."

"There were no dollar signs, no radio hits, none of that pressure," said Moore, as she sipped lemon-mint water from a canteen. "We were just doing it because we love to sing." Spending a week working quietly on songs with Green, she added, "made sense" after finishing a tour in which she had to be the star of the show every night.

"Everybody has bad days, but you don’t get to have a bad day when you’re at the center of all that," she said.

Still, Corson added, he fully intends to get a You+Me single on the radio.

Which would probably be just fine with Moore and Green, despite their claim that they’d originally wanted to release the album without their names attached. Commercial success, after all, leads to demand for another record — and that, Moore said, means more time with the man she called her “brother from another mother.”

"It does feel very family-oriented now," Green agreed with a laugh. "I think Alecia’s just happy she has a guy friend that Carey likes. And my wife loves her."

"It’s very intertwined," Moore said. "We’re like, ‘All right, where are we all going for Thanksgiving?’ "

Full article:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-you-and-me-pink-20141018-story.html