New Jersey-by-way-of-Baltimore songstress Sarah Ragsdale‘s new single, “This Kiss” is exactly the salve needed to forgo those terrible worries for a few fleeting moments. Dubbing her unique, bouncy-piano style “Ragstime,” she recalls (sometimes literally) pucker-focused songs of the past like Betty Everett’s “The Shoop Shoop Song” and Hall & Oates’ “Kiss on My List” in this wholesome ode to love. Even the video for the song (below) extends those feel-good vibes as Ragsdale tours around Baltimore inspiring townies to bop along with her cheerful melody.
“Life is like one big romance. This collection of songs is about that romantic story called life, and the ups and downs that come along with it,” Ragsdale says regarding her new album, Whimsical Romance, out this fall. Not sure what these “downs” are going to sound like, but “This Kiss” is definitely one big “up.”