As we celebrate the release of In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety, I've asked some authors to share their own music crushes. Today author Karin Biggs shares her music crush. Read on to learn more.
My music crush wasn’t the typical boy band crush you might expect from a girl in high school in the early 2000’s. Yes, I swooned over NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees like the rest of them but there was only one BOY at the front of a big BAND for me - Michael Bublé.
I saw Michael Bublé in concert in 2003 and instantly fell for his flirtatious personality and swinging baritone voice, reminiscent of good Ol’ Blue Eyes. (that’s Frank Sinatra for you kids out there) As a high school student, I found his music to be extremely romantic - and a cute guy singing in a tux? Yes, please! As a hopeless (and dateless) romantic, I would listen to his first album over and over and over again every night in my bedroom while doing my homework. Our relationship was solid, though at times I would stray for a visit with Josh Groban and his velvet-vibrato or Jason Mraz and his wordy-woos.
But it was Michael who was there by my side when I needed a romantic pick-me-up or the perfect song for longing for my real-life crush. And I guess it was no surprise that the entrance song for my husband and me at our wedding reception was “For Once in My Life” by Michael Bublé and EVERY SONG thereafter during dinner was - you guessed it - Michael Buble. I think now is a good time to apologize to our 200+ wedding guests for drowning their ears in nothing-but-Michael, but...I’m not really sorry. Even now, in my world of never-ending commitments, play-dates and household chores, Michael’s there for me when I need to escape and be swooned by someone who loves me just the way I look that night or wants me to put my head on his shoulder.
Wait, was this post supposed to be about music crushes we used to have?
About Karin Biggs:
Karin is a university event planner turned stay-at-home-mom in the middle of Ohio. Her debut YA novel, The King’s 100, will be released in July of 2020 by Immortal Works Press. When not writing or chasing her active toddler, she can be found singing with her local acapella group, being lazy with her husband or reading a YA novel with a fantastic romantic plot.
Where to connect with Karin:
Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Cecily Taylor Series, the Star Series, and Dating the It Guy.