"A very lovely album that comes very recommended."
Thirteen Songs About Love is Justin Winokur’s lush, quirky solo album about love, loss and time.
Think lush, organic, vocal–driven songs with inescapable pop sensibilities. Think Sigur Ros and Brian Wilson driving an ice cream van into Fleetwood Mac, recorded in a Swedish studio crammed with obsolete analog equipment that only one little old bearded man who reeks of cigarettes knows how to fix when it breaks.
Justin sold everything he had to raise the money to fly to Sweden to record the album with his dream producer. When Justin still came up short of cash, he asked the readers of his popular blog for help. Their reaction surprised and overwhelmed him: letters, notes, bills, checks, and PayPal donations poured in from friends and fans around the world. Little kids even sent in coins taped to pieces of paper.
It sounds like a dream come true — crossing oceans to make a record with his heroes, fueled by the love and support of so many — but Justin doesn’t describe Thirteen Songs About Love as the album of his dreams.
“It was better than that,” he says. “I didn’t even know how to dream that big.”