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Phoebe Nir - Side Hustle

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Phoebe Nir doesn't earn any style points for her overly enthusiastic version of Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life." (How this subversive little number ever became the soundtrack for a cruise ship commercial is beyond comprehension). However, if you're going to cover a song by somebody as iconic as Pop, you better have something that retains the original's integrity, which is the main area where this song completely fails.

Nir is also a playwright, in addition to being a New York City based singer/songwriter, which is why her songs are always so theatrical. She even alludes to the acting world with "Film School," where she wonders out loud what another might have possibly learned in that specific learning institution.

Many will likely react to Nir's music the same way they might respond to an overly talkative girl at a bar. Chatterboxes can wear you out after a while. Perhaps a subtler approach in places might have been more effective. If nothing else, more variety should have been in order.

Nir is one talented artist; she just needs to reign it in a tad.

Phoebe Nir - Side Hustle
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