You may have seen her on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip crooning her romantic blues-soul ballad, Trouble Sleeping.
You may have heard her soulful yet groovin’ tune Put Your Records On on the radio.
You might have found yourself swaying to the gentle and romantic Like a Star while sipping a mocha at Starbucks.
Or you might not have heard of her at all.
And that would be a huge loss if you’re a fan of R&B, blues and soul, and even if you aren’t.
British-born Rae crosses genres for likeability. Her low-key voice runs the emotional gamut from the excitment of falling in love to the heartache of breaking up. Each lyric is relateable, and you can’t help but listen over and over to the original tunes that range from mellow and romantic to mournful to happy.
Rae writes or co-writes her own music, so each song is a reflection of her unique musical style. She not only sings, and writes, but also adds guitar and percussion.
I just can’t stop listening to this album, whether it is in the background as I clean or visit with friends, or keeping my head cool while driving. It’s enjoyable any place, any way.
If Nina Simone, Nelly Furtado and Alicia Keys judged American R&B, Soul, and Blues Idol CORINNE BAILEY RAE would be the hands-down winner.
She’s fresh. Her voice and her music is comfortable like your favorite pair of jeans, and yet new and unique.
She’s the real deal…every bit as talented and fantastic as the reviews say!
Variety says, “…combined with the natural beauty of her voice, Bailey Rae’s attitude certainly pushes her into the realm of truly special performers.”
Rolling Stone says, “Corinne Bailey Rae’s debut was a number One hit in her native England, a fact that has U.S. bizzers buzzing about its potential with the adult-alternative crowd over here…the album is occasionally more interesting than her mellow mien would suggest: “Choux Pastry Heart” is full of evocative heartache, and the funked-out “I’d Like To” is a sharp sketch of urban life with a sexually charged chorus. Corinne Bailey Rae is as pop-wise as it is overly gentle and one to grow on.”
Amazon says, “It becomes self-evident the moment you hear her sing the very first note on the first track ‘Like A Star’, that it showcases a slice of sublime Billie Holiday blues delivered with a voice that pins you, in the softest but most persuasive of ways, to the wall; a voice that floats up effortlessly, full of caress, subtlety and the very purest quality.” Their customers added many positive reviews!
RATING: 5 out of 5 stars for great singing, music, lyrics and overall enjoyability
AVAILABLE: Right now. Check out CORINNE BAILEY RAE at Amazon.com where you can listen to samples of all eleven songs from her self-titled album!
Like it if you LIKE: Sade, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado, Nina Simone, Bille Holiday, and other great soul-blues, jazz, R&B singers