This is the first single from Seattle’s The Head and the Heart. They’ve got a definite folk sound to them, but there is a clear pop mentality that makes this music so enjoyable for kids who grew up taking Ritalin and watching TV with their finger on the channel-up button. I fell in love with this one as soon as it hit :38 and the singer threw in some “Whoo-oooooo”s.
“Sounds Like Hallelujah” goes through a series of tempo and melody changes, all surprising and wonderful – pianos, violins, handclaps, xylophones and background singers all jump in at different points and make their presence known at just the right times. Credit to Sloane Ranger for the find.
PS – The melody of this song starts off exactly like “Whiskey in a Jar“, a traditional folk song (performed by Jerry Garcia in the link I provided). It’s a great tune that has been stuck in my head for around 7 years.
DOWNLOAD: The Head and the Heart – Sounds Like Hallelujah | Mediafire