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SOTD for 6/25/2009: Kimya Dawson – “Loose Lips”

Today’s Song of the Day: 

Kimya Dawson – “Loose Lips”

It can generally be said that behind every great movie lies a great soundtrack.  The 2007 hit movie Juno was no exception to this rule, as the movie featured five songs from Dawson. 

“Loose Lips” is a very chill song.  Acknowledging that a lot of things in life are messed up, Dawson’s lyrics come as a soothing backlash against the chaos.  Similar to how comedian Jon Stewart’s humorous depictions can make otherwise stressful news a relief, Dawson’s humorous ability to paint a picture of her frustrations somehow inspires a feeling of tranquility.   

Kimya Dawson

Kimya Dawson

Dawson does not have the “MTV look,” and the ventriloquist dolls in the background of her photo are not exactly rapport-building.  Even so, SOTD hopes that its members will lighten up their facial muscles and enjoy “Loose Lips” sometime in the near future.

SOTD says, Kimya Dawson sounds like: “A syncopated, spoken word-like performance set to soft, repetitive acoustic guitar.” 

SOTD Underappreciation Ratio (SUR):  6/5 = 1.2xU

Note: SUR is defined as the factor of society’s current underappreciation, which is calculated by dividing the inherent greatness of the song by its current level of appreciation.  Examples of factors that drive a high “underappreciation score” include: not having the song available on iTunes/Amazon, no one having posted the lyrics online, not having a music video, etc.


About Song of the Day:

The purpose of Song of the Day is to promote songs that are found to be disproportionately less known relative to how good the Song of the Day team thinks they actually are.  The Song of the Day team welcomes its members’ submissions for consideration, and hopes to inspire its members to purchase additional music from the artists that pique their curiosity.

Have some feedback for SOTD?  Know a new artist or song that SOTD absolutely needs to look at?  Let us know by simply replying to this post.  If your song is picked by our team, the submission will be credited to you, and you can beam with pride when it hits your inbox and/or WordPress.

The best thing since Napster – and  SOTD has bought its own domain name!  We are currently in the process of determining the best method of site design, which will also involve figuring out who will design the site.  Follow the action (which is likely to be very, very slow-moving action…) at  The team is currently looking into surveying members for desired features, as the development of the site should bring SOTD’s musical submissions to a much larger audience.  In the meantime, check out our brand new blog –



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