Do not be deceived by this duo's rough exterior. Inside these black-clad, butch-cut, makeupless persons are buh-yoo-tee-ful voices, willing and able to sing in French and/or English, whichever may suit your fancy. Yes, yes, one of the girls looks like a boy. But her voice is the prettiest. She sounds so pleasantly feminine, you'll completely forget your earlier thoughts that Mansfield.TYA might be a husband/wife deal. Like I said earlier, Mansfield.TYA sings in both French and English. However, their English is quite flawed. Case in point:"I love you goodbye/Sayin it for me on a cloudy day/It will be less stress less hard.../I really don't want to dig my pain/I just need a sleep." But I mean, we know what she meant... Personally, I like it a lot better when they sing in French, and not just because of the grammar. They just sound a lot prettier in their native tongue. Apart from their voices, the standout element of Mansfield.TYA is the violin. Listen to "Pour Oublier Je Dors" -- the violin will floor you. Keeping a classical feel to their otherwise acoustic sound, Mansfield.TYA definitely showcases their violin skills in as many songs possible. They toured a bit in 2006, but apparently have no shows lined up for 2007. I'll keep you guys posted though... I really, really want to see them live myself.
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