Marti Sarbit is amazing. As the singing half of Canadian duo Imaginary Cities, she’s already earning comparisons to Macy Gray and other females with unusual, sultry, powerful, and unforgettable voices. And deservedly so. Her delivery is captivating. Her partner in the band, polyinstrumentalist Rusty (The Weakerthans) Maytas is no less talented, crafting hooks and riffs and songs that are pretty much guaranteed to stick to your ears for days. Weeks. I’ve had this album on repeat for days–I’m enjoying more than just about any pop album I’ve heard this year.
This is easily a candidate for the best pop album of 2011!
In retrospect, I can’t believe I gave his 2010 debut mixtape only rank 4. It was the best mixtape of the year, hands down.
Here’s what he’s got to say about his new one:I am proud to present “Return Of 4eva” to all my supporters, I took the past year to work on this project. I reached out to some of my favorite artists that I felt represented what this album was about. Ludacris, Bun B, David Banner, Chamillionaire, Big Sant, Joi & Raheem Devaughn all helped me to make my vision of this album complete. I hope you all love it. Download it for free at returnof4eva.com stay blessed
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