...In speaking of New York-centric song cycles, here's another that has snuck its way into my head via youtube videos. The Subway Songs is the first musical collaboration of Canadian-based writing team The Collabos, also known as Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal. Familiar subject matter ranges from the walk of shame to spotty cell phone reception, but all the songs are quite tuneful and find small pockets of meaning and charm in familiar scenarios. Check them out for yourself below and be sure to visit their youtube channel here for more.
"Walk of Shame" performed by Sara Farb:
"It's Been a While" performed by Sara Farb and Evan Alexander Smith: