Eleni Mandell premiered a track off her upcoming album, Let’s Fly A Kite, on the LA Times. The song “Put My Baby To Bed” is a double entendre of parental doting and romantic desire that showcases her lyrical prowess at its finest. The LA Times says:
The indie folk-pop artist went to London to record the album and says “Making the record was much like the sound of the record; breezy, fun with a dash of charm.”
That description pretty much nails “Put My Baby to Bed,” a bouncy ode to being reunited with a loved one — whether that loved one is a child or a romantic partner is something that Mandell leaves up to the listener.
Listen to the new tune HERE on the LA Times.
Mandell’s utterly charming new album is about remembering simple joys. Recorded over three weeks in London with legendary UK songwriter Nick Lowe’s band, the album required a unique approach and captures a very distinct moment in Mandell’s life.
“This record is really different because [Nick Lowe producer] Neil Brockbank and I decided we wanted to work together,” explains Mandell, who earned the admiration of Lowe on tour. “There was a small window when that could happen, so I had to write specifically for this record. Instead of collecting songs over a few years that were written more therapeutically, I was giving myself assignments, which was actually freeing because I was writing from outside of myself more.”Tags: Eleni Mandell, Let's Fly A Kite, nick lowe, Put My Baby To Bed