[NEW RELEASES] Corinne Bailey Rae
After a two-year hiatus, she released “The Sea,” and it seems to contain all the emotional highs and lows one goes through following the death of a loved one.
It is at times mournful and at others hopeful, her voice soaring over melodies infused with a mellow, bluesy R&B sound. The guitar licks underlying what at first seems like sweetness, give the songs their roots, exposing a grittiness and passion just below the surface.
In “Are You Here,” she struggles with the disbelief that comes with loss: “Are you here, cause my heart recalls that it all seems the same.” But in “I Would Like to Call it Beauty,” where “We danced into tomorrow on bleeding feet/ And I had thought that I would die here/ But you pushed me on,” she’s come through to the other side. It’s a beautiful place for such a promising young artist to be. By Jenny Na
Corinne Bailey Rae
Genre: Soul, pop, jazz