the Buzz for May 10th, 2012


Rita Wilson — “Faithless Love” (from AM / FM) — Faithless Love - AM / FM

So not the random vanity project it may seem to be from all outward appearances: in one of the pleasant surprises of this still-young year, Mrs. Tom Hanks — her voice coming off like a perfect blend of Joni’s icy cool and Ronstadt’s inviting warmth — finally realizes her long-held musical ambitions and scores a retro-licious ringer with this standout cut — a tender, almost painfully intimate reading of an underappreciated J.D. Souther classic — from her unexpectedly terrific new covers record.