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Sea of Bees

May 2012
Sea of Bees

It’s the classic story: girl meets girl, girl falls in love with girl, life happens and girl changes, girl writes beautiful record about the relationship. This is the story behind Sacramento based Sea of Bees’ (aka Julie Ann Bee) new album Orangefarben out May 1. Bee sings every word with passion, nostalgic yearning and pain, and while it’s incredibly heartbreaking, it’s also incredible raw and hopeful. 

On "Teeth," Bee sings about her ex’s white and crooked teeth, on “Girl”, she talks about the first time she met her ex and how she was “out of this world," on “Take”, she discusses how her ex needed to just “take take take what she wants." All of us have been through this type of tumultuous relationship, but few can turn something so awful into something so gorgeous.

Orangefarben (named for her nickname for her ex-lover) is a stunning piece about loss, first love and forever pledging your heart to someone. It’s the perfect heartbreak album, it’s the perfect falling in love album. In a word, it’s perfect. 

--Amanda Dissinger



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