Back in February, I told you guys about an incredible new talent I had accidentally come across, a British artist named Corinne Bailey Rae. Her voice was fresh, soulful, intimate, and, in my opinion, not quite like anything else that’s out there on the market now. The way her voice moved me reminded me of how I felt about another unique, soulful sistah from the UK when she first hit the scene back in 1984. Like Corinne, she too was different. They both have “that thing.”
I discovered Corinne when the video for her song, “Like A Star,” happened to come on VH1 Soul as I was up late one night writing. The tv had been background noise for hours, but I heard that arresting voice, looked up at the screen, and never looked away. The song was so beautiful, so lush and moving, it instantly pulled me in.
Well, now Ms. Rae is a bonafide star in her country and is finally starting to make a splash here in the States. Check out her video for the song, “Put Your Records On.” It’s already a smash across the pond, and it’s so catchy and feel-good, it makes you want to just sing along.