Music City felt the vibes of English singer-songwriter-guitarist, Corinne Bailey Rae as her voice reverberated through the small crevices of the packed crowd. It’s wonder how international artists make their mark in cities all over the world. Though music is universal, it must be an adventure to Bailey Rae as she spreads her rhythmic lyrics to very receiving audiences internationally.
Bailey Rae showed Nashville a sultry, spiritual performance of her latest album, The Heart Speaks in Whispers. The infamous Cannery Ballroom hosted her soothing notes as she belted them out, line by line. It’s been said her music has the relaxing feel of coffee-shop music which alludes to awesome wonder that the historic Cannery building once served as a coffee-grinding place. Perhaps, this connection is spontaneous or perhaps this is part of the puzzle that perfectly plugs artists into the exact place they need to be. The irony. Past performers of this legendary venue include Adele, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Stapleton, Bon Jovi, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings and more.
The two-time Grammy Winner gave Music City a vivid show through crowd interaction. Her show narration took everybody in the historic venue, not on an international journey, but on an internal journey. Songs like, “The Skies Will Break” shared motivational messages with a cohesively singing audience that figuratively raised the roof of Cannery Ballroom. “Like a Star” from her self-titled, breakthrough album, Corinne Bailey Rae, took the historic music hall to a lounge of love.
It’s the Corinne Bailey Rae experience that helped many of us realign our days of the week. It is safe to say, not a soul in the house left unappeased. Bailey Rae just released a series of podcasts that you may find beneficial as she delves even deeper into her thoughts and therapeutic ways in which she utilizes the power of music. On the first podcast of the series, Bailey Rae says “I’m going to take you on a journey through the themes and personal experiences that came together to form the songs on my record, The Heart Speaks in Whispers.” Nature. The body. Intuition. And the subconscious. The healing power of music and the value of being present. These are ideas I’m passionate about.”
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Mrs. Bailey Rae, we are delighted to hear more from you.
Signed, Your Music City Fan.
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