song of the day: this lamb sells condos (final fantasy)


final fantasy was the stage/recording name used by toronto indie/classical musician owen pallett (he likes video games). the last album recorded under that moniker, “he poos clouds,” was mostly recorded with a string quartet (pallett is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist). once you get over the album name, you will find a brilliant piece of baroque pop — very much classical in instrument and arrangement, but on a different planet in style.

“this lamb sells condos” is a bit of a departure from the rest of the album’s sound. recorded with just piano and vocal, it tells the story of a condo owner in toronto’s gaybourhood.

lyrically and musically provocative.

look for pallett’s new album, “heartland,” recorded under his own name, to hit the web and selected stores this friday.

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