WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in the mail. I posted a blog about it when I saw it in the Big Apple, and at the time I wasn't completely sold on David Yazbek's music and lyrics. Well, after listening to the recording (a few times), I like it much more than I did. It's grown on me -- you know how that happens sometimes. It was assumed that there wouldn't be a cast recording at all -- closing early and everything -- but the powers that be decided to go for it. Luckily. But the song that left one of the biggest impressions in NYC is still my favorite -- a fantastic little patter song called "Model Behavior".
In this number, Pepa (Sherie Rene Scott), who's just been through a painful break-up, has come home to an answering machine bursting with messages from her best friend Candela (Laura Benanti), a fashion model. See, she is desperately trying to reach Pepa because not only is Candela in love… again… but is afraid her newest boyfriend may be a terrorist.
Laura Benanti (Candela)
WOMEN ON THE VERGE
OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
It's a great tune with some interesting music and orchestrations. I would suggest listening with earphones. I know I know, but seriously -- you can hear the bassline better. This song confirms my belief that patter songs are a lovely thing, and Laura Benanti is a goddess…
I just think this number, "On The Verge" is cool too. That's all. More bassline love, and the harmonies, and that subtle string action in the background around 1 min. and 48 sec. -- love… Enjoy this, too!