Are You Here ~ Corinne Bailey Rae

I was not a big fan of Corinne Bailey Rae's big radio hit, "Put Your Records On." Maybe that's why I have been sleepin' on her music. Her most recent album, The Sea, got fantastic reviews when it came out in January of last year. I made a mental note to check it out but never got around to it until this year.

I was really missing out. The Sea is good stuff. It covers a lot of moods. It also covers "Is This Love" (Bob Marley song) in a smooth, jazzy, slow, romantic kind of way that I could listen to over and over again. I do listen to it over and over again.

Here are a few of my favorites:





Except that I am kind of stressing now because while searching for these videos on YouTube I discovered she has a new album coming out and she covers Prince's "I Wanna Be Your Lover."
Ummmmmm........are people allowed to cover Prince songs? They really should not be. Because, you know, it's Prince. Is nothing sacred?!