17 January 2011
This one, sung by James Blake, but written by Feist.
People praise him for his combination of dubstep with evocative emotional chords rather than mere sound effects. But the underlying material don’t hurt. The thing is Feist too, understands the power of a song. Ergo this cover of Little Wing’s “Look at What the Light Did Now” which I’ve been meaning to share for awhile, from her documentary of the same name, in which she sings the song with it’s author present. (The film’s theme are the collaborative relationships which made her stardom even possible.)
The smartest artists realize that the line between what they make and what they create with others is so thin as to be non-existant — and that embracing that reality, and the collaborators themselves, is what will make them truly shine.
Like the light. No limit to love. Blah blah blah you say? Well, “Fuck You.” Twice. The best music is part of a continuum not a beginning or an end.
See what I’m talking about after the jump.
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Posted by Alec Hanley Bemis
Tags: Cee-Lo, Feist, Fuck You, Great New Music, Harry Nilsson, James Blake, Limit to Your Love, Little Wings, Look at What the Light Did Now, The Power of a Song, The Problem With Nostalgia, The Problem with Originality, You're Breaking My Heart