Friday, July 2, 2010

Corinne Bailey Rae - Like A Star

One of my favorite singers on today's popular music scene is surely Corinne Bailey Rae. Her soulful style is a pleasure to experience. And on top of her art, I must say that in the world of the "performance art" of Lady Gaga, and the lady pop singers who fill seats on the shear power of dance moves and sex appeal, propped up by writing teams and choreographers, it is refreshing and welcome to see an artist who is less interested in shocking or scandalizing the public than in pouring her heart into the writing and singing of her music. Girls today need more examples like this, someone who, in neither her writing nor her performing, is willing to either hide or disgrace her femininity. Interestingly, in this love song she even addresses the existential mystery of why a woman at times fights with the person she loves the most. By the way, for any Led Zeppelin fans out there, Corinne does her own beautiful version of "Since I've Been Loving You." Look it up sometime.

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