Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Music to eat cupcakes by

There’s just something about good music. It provides a sort of escapism from the everyday hustle and bustle of life. And these days, with life becoming ever more complicated, who doesn't need a little escape now and then?

"Your delicious cupcakes are my retreat!" you say. We understand. They're ours, too. But good as they are, they sure do disappear fast, don't they? That's why The Cupcake Truck decided to add another, more lasting ingredient to what we believe to be the perfect recipe for good living.

As with our Valentine's Day Sweetheart Boxes, we came up with the idea of a cupcake song and approached some really talented artists we know about helping us produce it. We hope to share more of the results of these collaborations with you soon and we're really thrilled to introduce the very first Cupcake Truck song, "You're My Cupcake." This sweet song about cupcakes and everyday escape was co-written and sung by Brazilian jazz artist, Elin, an amazingly talented woman whose star is definitely on the rise.

We hope you'll download the song and listen to it whenever you need a pick-me-up or whenever you can't make it to the Truck. For like our cupcakes, it's one of life's simple, inexpensive joys. Unlike that Red Velvet Jones, however, this one is sure to last you a lifetime :)

Our sincere thanks to Elin for putting her heart into this beautiful song. We'd like to think the treats provided some inspiration, but we know the size of your talent and we wish you success in your life's journey. (btw, Elin is a big fan of our goodies and you might just see her in the Truck one day)

Brand new rising star, Elin (pronounced EE-a-leen), has reached astonishing heights on the NYC music scene by now twice selling out Jazz at Lincoln Center - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, and regularly performing at other prestigious venues such as the Blue Note, Joe's Pub, Sweet Rhythm, Smoke, The Kitano, and Zinc Bar. Born and raised in Sweden by Peruvian and Irish parents, and performing in seven languages, Elin is the embodiment of multiculturalism. Her debut album, Lazy Afternoon, released in the U.S. to rave reviews by jazz radio and critics alike, is a genre-bending mix of American & Brazilian standards combined with fresh new originals.