Friday, September 7, 2012

The More I listen....Norah Jones - After the Fall

I have to admit, I don't know Jack Shit about Nora Jones. I vaguely remember her first hit....what? 10 years ago? I have heard some things in the past I vaguely remember thinking were 'nice' in: you hear it and you kinda go, "nice." and that is about it.
When I first heard this tune on KCRW a month or so ago it grabbed me right out of the gate and hypnotized me.
The more I listen, the more I am floored.
I was like,"wow.  ...who the fuck was that?" while trying to drive to LAX.
Now I think this may be one of the best, most beautiful songs I have heard in years.
I normally go for folks or bands who write their own tunes because there are so few good interpreters of others' songs around in the modern age-at east as art and not just to sell records.
Given her musical pedigree (I had no idea before I started writing this, I am a music nerd, but my knowledge has holes in it) I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but this is just astounding in it's beauty.
This performance, arrangement, and writing is so good I don't care if she wrote it or Dr. Seuss wrote it.
This song is like a movie-I want to know who wrote it, who performed it, who arranged it, who engineered and recorded it, and where it comes from-it is fucking perfect.
This took a whole team of people all on the same page and they, as a team, nailed it on the fucking head.
Don't just listen once.
Listen 3 or 4 times.

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