7 Songs by Lee MacDougall That You Have to Listen to ...

There are some songs by Lee MacDougall that are just brilliant. I love this up-and-coming artist for his catchy rhythms, great lyrics and versatility. He doesn’t sing about the same topic over and over again which I like. Check out these songs by Lee MacDougall and you might just find yourself singing along in no time!

1. All the Wrong Places

After her fiancé leaves her at the altar, the woman in this song seems to search for love “in all the wrong places” and begins to place her trust “in all the wrong faces.” It’s a heartfelt song about being hurt and trying to heal. I think you should listen to this song by Lee MacDougall because it’s different than the other songs we have floating around the music world right now. It’s relatable and real.

2. Joanna

“Joanna” talks about a bad break-up and the aftermath as you try to keep things from falling apart. I like how Lee makes the analogy between the sickness of the break-up to a diagnosable disease. It’s creative.

3. The Star Hotel

This catchy song is great to sing on repeat. It’s from Lee’s first album, “If Walls Could Talk.” He talks about the ‘Star Hotel,’ a place unlike anywhere else I know of. I enjoy this song because of its uniqueness. It makes me actually want to be at the Star Hotel sometimes. How about you? Would you go there?

4. London in the Summer

Lee sings about England in “London in the Summer.” He paints a beautiful picture of what the city looks like on those rare, warm days of summer. I happened to be in London this past summer on one of those gorgeous days and I can’t tell you how accurate the lyrics were. It’s definitely a rare gem. If you haven’t heard this song yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for.

5. A Girl in New York

This song by Lee MacDougall has to be one of my favorites. It’s from his second album, “For a Few Tales More.” The refrain is awesome! “So I’ll make my way to LA / just to tell my friends how I’ve been. / Spent sleepless nights in Memphis, / I’ll be broke by New Orleans / I’ll lose myself to whiskey and my dear friend Mr. Jack.” I have to laugh because when Lee performs this song in concert, he changes ‘New York’ to whatever city or state he’s in. When I first heard it, we were in Delaware so he sang, “I’ll find me a girl in Delaware and I won’t be going back.” Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one!

6. Hindsight

One of Lee’s more emotional songs, “Hindsight” is based off a newspaper article he read one day about an auto accident outside of a bar. He did such a great job in bringing the story to life. I cry every time I hear it. The lyrics are sad but beautiful, which only complements Lee’s amazing writing. “Sorry is the hardest word I’ve heard / but it’s never gonna bring her back.”

7. She

Many of us can relate to this song, I’m sure. The feeling that takes over when you can’t help but think you will be alone for the rest of your life. Lee addresses that feeling but turns those fears into a motivational song. Although Lee wrote this song about his sister, it’s applicable to most women.

Lee MacDougall is a talented artist you should definitely check out. His songs are refreshing compared to other hits out there today. Which song did you like the best?