One of my favorite movies as a teenage was Reality Bites – and I loved the soundtrack every bit as much as I loved the movie. I used to play it over and over and over again. If you’re in the same age range, you can probably relate (I’m sure my husband is shaking his head as he’s reading this – I think it may be a girl thing).
If you remember Reality Bites, I’m sure you remember the song, Stay (I Missed You), by Lisa Loeb. Just reading the title of the song brings back memories of sitting in my room listening to the CD, but I digress.
I hadn’t heard much of Lisa Loeb since then, but she’s been busy with a successful career in music, film, television, voice-over work and children’s recordings. A mama of two, Lisa is working on a new eyewear line, Lisa Loeb Eyewear (in partnership with Classique Eyewear) and her second children’s book, Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Moving and Shaking, which will be out April 2, 2013.
On top of that, she just released her seventh album NO FAIRY TALE, a “poppy-punky-rock” album. Her co-producer on the album was Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory, whose OC punk style put a new perspective on Lisa’s trademark sound. She also collaborated with indie artists and Sara on two songs. Other notable artists featured on NO FAIRY TALE are Hello Goodbye, Morgan Taylor, Maia Sharp and Marvin Etzioni.
NO FAIRY TALE features 12 Tracks:
- No Fairy Tale
- The 90’s
- Weak Day
- A Hot Minute
- Sick, Sick, Sick
- Swept Away
- He Loved You So Much
- Ami, I’m Sorry
- The Worst
When I put on NO FAIRY TALE, Zoë instantly came over to me and said, “Mommy, what’s that? I like it!” My girls love a wide variety of music (Daddy is a musician), and we love being able to expose them to new styles and sounds.
It’s fun to be able to play music for them from musicians I grew up listening to, and also nice to be able to show them that women can be rock stars too. I love being able to provide them with every bit of inspiration I can get my hands on to show them they can be anything the want to be!
If you have fond memories of Reality Bites and want to take a trip down memory road, pick up a copy of NO FAIRY TALE on Amazon.com.
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This review was coordinated by Double Duty Divas and Lisa Loeb. I was provided with compensation and the album to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% my own.