I’m at the Story Conference in Chicago and one of the surprise hits has been a music duo named Listener. The style of their music is described by the lead singer as “talk music.” It catches you completely off guard and then mesmerizes you. Check out this video I recorded on my phone during an after-party for a brief clip of them:
In addition, they had a hilarious stage presence with very dry humor. Here are some of the things the singer said in between songs:
- “Thank you for clapping and whistling and stuff. This will be our 4th song if you’re writing in a journal or something.”
- “Does anybody have any questions?” (asked at two different times)
- “We have a website if you want to check it out. It’s open 24/7.”
If you are as fascinated by them as I am you can see more here.