Sometimes, for whatever reason, my mind and ears refuse to be open to whatever is considered to be at the top of mainstream charts. It is at such times that I risk losing sights of some great performances just because I chose to change the station when I hear that their song is about to start.
Today, yet again, I was proven wrong and figured that it is plain ignorance not to allow any musical piece its time in the sun ( or in one’s heart) just because they take the seat of honor in any radio station’s heavy rotation.
To add insult to injury, as I am typing this I have just realized that I was actually in love with this artist some 5-6 years ago, whilst her music was playing in the series finale of one of the most loved series – Six Feet Under.
It seems to me that I simply neglected her transition towards pop music center stage. But now, that I am finally aware, I simply can’t get enough:
Sure, I knew their pathway-to-fame-song “Hold on”, however I never really paid much attention.
But the first time I really listened to them I had just 1 question: “Is that lead singer voice female or male?”(such was the richness of its vocal range). This intrigued me to the point that I just had to listen to their entire Sound and Color album and by the time I was done, I had to lift my jaw from the ground.
This is musical talent in its purest form. And I am hooked.
Ladies and gents, the Alabama Shakes ( or what it sounded like if Ceelo Green had a sister with a band) :