Seeing as Aimee Mann is one of my all-time favorite musicians, I've been eagerly awaiting her next venture, an album titled @#%&! Smilers that's due to release June 3. Lucky for me, the first single off @#%&! Smilers is online today — and I love it.
Called "Thirty One Today," the track has Mann's signature morose-but-lovely quality to it, with lyrics about the sadness of growing older paired with a fun beat and her sweet, mellow voice. It's a good song, totally easy on the ears. If it's any indication of things to come, I am officially psyched for the rest of this album.
Check out the track here — and thanks to Stereogum for the MP3. What do you think of Mann's new track? And speaking of Aimee Mann, did you ever catch the viral videos in which she tries to secure talent for her Christmas show? John Krasinski is adorable as always in this one.