Thursday, Ill be there - songs like these are why Im not a huge fan of female singer/songwriters. All that serious tone and vibrato in her voice sounds fake or melodramatic to me. Like shes trying too hard, and it comes off to me as pretentious.
Dont be so hard on yourself - I liked this song. It was upbeat, had a good message, and it sounded natural, like the lyrics came from her heart. Nothing forced or dramatic here, and ahe was still able to show off that powerful voice.
Her natural register seems to be quite low. This video has a spoken introduction and her speaking voice is quite husky and low. Most of the time when she goes higher, it's just for an "Oooooo"I'll Be There
Again, the voice just doesn't work in this one as I think she probably lacks the range to really make it shine.
Hearing that intro I now think part of the strangeness I detected in her voice comes from her singing with an American accent. She actually has a very powerful voice. It just seems more suited to Rock than the styles she chooses.Her natural register seems to be quite low. This video has a spoken introduction and her speaking voice is quite husky and low. Most of the time when she goes higher, it's just for an "Oooooo"
She's probably known best in America as lead singer on the Clean Bandit hit, "Rather Be," from several years ago.
I'm also a big fan of the original and completely understand this sentiment.DMC ft. Sarah McLachlan - "Just Like Me" - Big fan of the original song, so the idea of a re-imagining isn't really my cup of tea. I am glad that the artists met and forged a connection, but I would have preferred an original composition.
As I mentioned earlier, I was listening to Contemporary Christian (CC) in the 1990s, but this was my crossover artist in 1994. She herself had made a crossover from being a CC recording artist a few years prior, so this journey resonated with my own.
In terms of mainstream activity, she is probably best known as the music and vocals behind the Gilmore Girls's "la la" music cues.