Sign On My Window – Yea-Ming and The Rumours (Single)
LILY024 | Release Date: June 19, 2015
If 1960‘s German singer Nico was reincarnated as the love child of Johnny Cash only with a touch of 1950s Doo-Wop in 21st Century San Francisco’s Bay Area, that child would be Yea-Ming Chen. Behind her dusky, somewhat smoky tones, The Rumours round out this charming, timeless waltz about love and loss with piano, acoustic guitars, accordion, and a sprightly yet mellow-toned back-up chorus. The simple tune poignantly illustrates and lays bare the heartbreak in the lyrics. Melancholy yet danceable, Yea-Ming and The Rumours put a sweet spin on this breakup song that anyone who has loved and lost can connect with.
On the B-side, Let Me Stand Close To The Water is a wistful, introspective tune that calls to mind a more innocent time; carefree summer afternoons from years gone by. A somewhat bittersweet song, it is perfect for introspective times when memories intrude on one’s thoughts and put a smile on the listener’s face.