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I know that I start off by way too many posts with 'This is one of my favorite singer-songwriters', but Ron Sexsmith is undoubtedly one of my favorite singer-songwriters! Ron is one of (if not thee) most sincere singer-songwriters around today and his music always leaves me feeling warm and fuzzy inside.

Ron Sexsmith will release his forthcoming album titled Exit Strategy of the Soul on July 8th (July 1st in Canada) on Yep Roc Records. Fans of Feist might enjoy Sexsmith's take on "Brandy Alexander" from Feist's album The Reminder. Some of you may even know that Sexsmith had co-wrote the track and now he brings his take of the song on Exit Strategy of the Soul.

A bit about "Brand Alexander":
Composed via email and chance meetings, the song was born after Feist introduced herself to Ron in an Ottawa hotel lounge. Sexsmith recalls, "At the time I had gotten into the habit of ordering Brandy Alexanders and so she had come up to me and asked me what I was drinking. I told her that it was the famous drink that got John Lennon and Harry Nilsson kicked out of the LA Troubadour back in the 70's. A few days later I received a lyric via email from Leslie called "Brandy Alexander." I thought it was great and almost immediately I went down to the piano and started setting it to music."

A year later, Sexsmith re-connected with Feist backstage at a show in Los Angeles and sang her the completed work, recording it on a dictaphone. "I didn't really plan on recording a version of my own until I heard her take on it which, by the way, I love." says Sexsmith, The Feist version is very pretty and sophisticated where as I heard it as more of a drunken sing-along."

Have a listen...

"Brandy Alexander" (Courtesy of Each Secure Note)

Also, have listen to another standout track...

"This Is How I Know"

Pre-order Exit Strategy of the Soul right here

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