No Fairy Tale

Album: No Fairy Tale (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Lisa Loeb collaborated with co-producer Chad Gilbert, guitarist and founding member of rockers New Found Glory, on her No Fairy Tale album. A longtime fan, Gilbert first worked with Loeb when he asked her to sing on his band's punky version of "Stay" for their 2007 film songs cover album From The Screen To Your Stereo Part II. Loeb joined New Found Glory onstage at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square a couple of years later for a live performance of the song. The following year Gilbert emailed Loeb with his idea for a collaborative project. He said: "I got the crazy idea to email her to say, 'I know you do these kids books, but when are you going to let me produce a full-on modern indie pop/rock record for you. You haven't done one in a while."'
  • Loeb penned this high-energy power-pop title track opener with fellow songwriter Maia Sharp, who is the daughter of Randy Sharp. She sings of how navigating the up and down waters of real but imperfect love is better than living a perfect fairy tale life.
  • The video features illustrations from artist Tess Fowler, who drew the cover for the Japanese version of No Fairy Tale. "I knew Tess would bring our vision to life," Loeb told Billboard magazine. "I like that it tells a story in the words as well as the illustrations."

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