Monday, 27 December 2010

Corinne Bailey Rae

This is my first artist review. As such i have chosen to go with one of my all time favorite songstresses.

Corinne released her first, self titled, album in February 2006 and believe it went to number 1 in the UK charts! With mesmerizing songs like "Choux Pastry Heart" and dazzling lyrics displayed in "Like a Star" (which was song recently by Rebecca on the British X Factor) it was obvious that Corinne would be an international sensation.

Unfortunately after releasing her first album her husband, jazz musician Jason Rae, passed away in what police announced as a drug related incident. After such a traumatic event it would of been understandable if Corinne didnt return to the public eye at all. However, in January 2010 She came back onto the radar with the release of her highly anticipated second album "The Sea". releasing the single "I'd do it all again" just before the album.

Whilst the songs are just as beautiful there is a definite sadness to many of the lyrics, and justifiably so.

Corinne has a soulful voice unmatched in grace and mellowness. After listening to any of her songs even once you will definitely want to hear more. She has collaborated with some interesting characters, such as John Legend and John Mayer at the 2007 Grammy awards, and has produced some beautiful covers of Bjork and Led Zeppelin songs. If you are looking for a calm yet memorably gentle sound then look no further!

See you next time!

1 comment:

Pam said...

Corinne captured me when I first heard "Put Your Records On!" She has a velvety soulful voice, so smoooth and I have her all over my ipod. Love her and thanks for her background info and the great videos!


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