Sunday, November 17, 2013

And This One Is Different...

There is something incredibly soothing about Tracey Thorn's singular sounding voice. It just seems so effortless but incredibly affecting in so much of the music she has produced over the last 30 odd years. None more so than the lead off track from 2010's  Love And It's Opposites.

Oh, The Divorces somehow manages to be sad, full of apposite observations like "the afternoon handover by the swings" but is also imbued with moments of wry humour that make you ruefully smile. The subject matter may be depressing to some but will resonate with people of a certain age.

She just has one of those sublime voices that makes anything sound beautiful and is a national treasure.

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