Artist Watch: Heaven Bound
Thursday, September 22, 2011
This is pretty damn mesmerizing. Her voice is so clear and that diction---you can hear every.single.word. No noise pollution, just sangin'. And to think here in America we settle for contestants on singing competition shows where everyone sounds like they sing either through a portable fan or believes that when they sing Stevie Wonder in the shower that that fictitious lie will replicate itself on stage. See we can have this instead, people!
Write down and keep this Scottish lass (sorry couldn't help it) Emeli Sandé in mind for next year when her debut album, Our Version Of Events, comes to light. For now, "Heaven", Emeli's debut single, has been getting some buzz around the blogs (including spotlights on some of my blogging co-horts) and today is the day that I've heard the light. This live version on Later with Jools Holland even slightly brings more intimacy than the original. There's more to be heard after the cut---you must hear the track "Maybe" before the day is out...you just must.
Camino: The Middle Eight