So, mp3.com sends me a link to her new single this morning, and I figured I'd give it a listen. It was titled, appropriately enough, "wrong impression."
The drums are instantly familliar, and the guitar's tone sounds more or less on like her last album. But the chords are more complex - she never had this kind of harmonic dissonance before. Then the vocals come in, and I'm not sure if I would have recognized her voice without knowing ahead of time who I was listening to. The chords, the melody, the vocal style... They all scream out "Lisa Loeb." This song must have either been written by her, or written for her.
When the dust settled on that disconcerting realization, I started to wonder what ever became of Lisa Loeb. Turns out she's got a new album too, but I'm afraid to look into it in case she sounds like Bryan Adams now.
(And now I'm wondering what's become of Bryan Adams. Great...)