Seriously Portland Oregon, what in the heck? How on earth does one place keep sending out so many amazing musicians? Sara Jackson-Holman hails from the musically brilliant place called Portland, thus ensuring my introduction to this post makes sense.

She reminds me a little bit of Kimbra (whom I’m rather smitten with), but a Kimbra who’s also pretty sad. Aww! Many of the songs in this album, Cardiology was inspired by the passing of her grandfather (including this particular one), and I can think of no nobler way of honouring a memory than that. Particularly when the music is so effortlessly beautiful.