Captain 2020 Hindsight here again – this time hoovering up musics from a throwaway link from @Kaisfatdad in his one hit wonders thread – 35 best Colombian albums from 2020.
For now, Jessie Reyez (no.11 in the list) has found that sweet spot between my ears that Dua Lipa was the last to claim. As I often do when finding a new artist, a quick [artist theafterword] Google shows if anyone’s shared their enthusiasms on the forum already. In this case, it’s the estimable @Bingo-Little who put the case for Jessie – loving her phlegmy vocals. Happy to follow in your trail once more, Bingo.
This track is perfect for me – distinctively clear, beautifully harmonious vocals that soar and growl, coo and hum, tickle and breathe and even do that ickle girl sound Morwenna Banks copywrote. All set off against a wonderful confident dynamic musical backdrop of rhythm guitar, oozing bass sound tinctured with drops of Bollywood violin.
And the lyrics are thoughtful and heartfelt, whose boldness and startling intimacy is well expressed in the video.
As the poll says, “Jessie ha sabido hacer de su voz una experiencia trascendental, reflexiva e inconfundible”
I may post other Colombians from the list as I listen to them an the fancy takes me. For now, I am happy to savour Jessie’s bold music. Hope I can infect a few others while I am at it.