Corinne Bailey Rae – Venus As a Boy (Bjork cover)

Read up a bit about Corinne Bailey Rae after hearing a track of hers last night at Cafe 8 and seeing news of her husband’s death this morning.

Corinne Bailey Rae

She’s very talented and her album’s quite nice. Gave it a listen when it came out, but I didn’t see the special edition that includes a cover of “Venus As a Boy.”

It’s a nice song, and one of Bjork’s most accessible. Bjork’s vocal melodies tend to jump around in ways you don’t normally hear in popular music… way more interesting than the norm but no less beautiful.

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Here’s Bjork’s original.

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Corinne grew up singing in church and got into jazz singing on slow nights at the club where she worked as a hat check girl. She’s also a big Led Zeppelin fan, releasing a cool version of “Since I’ve Been Loving You” as a B-side as well.

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