Friday, August 01, 2014

The Aaron Neville Effect

When I first heard this song on the radio, I thought it had to be a woman. I pictured a turbaned Nina Simone or Erykah Badu. But it's a young hip looking man from England named Sam Smith.

"Stay With Me"  by Sam Smith

I call this the Aaron Neville effect. It first happened when I heard I Don't Know Much with Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt on the radio and then saw him on TV. It's like when you hear a song that sounds like angels singing down from heaven, and you picture light and air, but then you see the video and realize that it's a big burly guy in a sleeveless jean jacket.

Just goes to show how amazing music is and how it can morph itself to fit the most unsuspected vessel. Fascinating.

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