Cause Your Heart Needs a Hero:
You Should Know...Mr. Rigael Damar
If you've been reading this blog long enough, you know we at BGLU try to hip yall to stuff way before everyone else is on it: Mat Kearney, Thicke (not Robin Thicke-THICKE, Thicke), Jessie J, etc. Well the other day a friend of mine sent me (Toya) an email with some info about an artist named Mr. Rigael Damar he was working with. Now I must admit that almost everyone I know is working on "something". However, this person knows my taste pretty well and knows that I have a foolishness tolerance of about .0009 seconds. That considered, I decided to give it a listen.
I haven't been that gung ho about the resurgence of Euro Pop lately. In my mind all of that went out with La Bouche. However, I found this song to be so sweet and when he got to "Cause her heart needs a hero" of course my mind went directly to this...
and from there it was hook, line and sinker. I looked at the video, read the rest of the lyrics, and concluded that I would have posted this song even if it was polka.
I wonder a lot about kids these days and how they feel about the music they are growing up on. Even if you didn't live in a house with two parents that really loved each other, it used to be that you could listen to the radio and hear how a man should talk to and about a woman. At least back then a teenage girl could listen to New Edition, Shai, or the like and dream about the day that her Mr. Right would talk that sweetly to her . What do we have now? "Let me beat it like a cop". Don't get me started.
Anyway "Hero" grew on me in no time and overall I am really enjoying everything I have heard so far from Sweden's Mr. Rigael Damar. Check out his website at http://www.mrrigaeldamar.com/ and for more videos check out his Youtube Channel. If you don't swoon over the acapella version of "Hero" I promise to give you every penny I am going to win in my office's March Madness bracket.