Have you heard the newest version by Alice Smith? I’ve been impressed by Alice for awhile now.. at least 6-7 years..been there since the beginning, love her style/voice/ YouTube her, if you’re not familiar… no disappointments. shes RAW… but mannnnnn… check THIS out.. with headphones or an amazing sound system… just lisssssssssen to it.. ASAP. Here’s what I know.. Nina Simone was/is an amazing artist and conveyed the hurt of so many things in such a way that only she could. I love that and I hope to be able to always allow that vulnerability in my contributions. Now as you listen to Alice’s version, you will hear incredible desperation that is only felt in the middle & ending of an intense love affair that has turned seemingly one sided.. the agony of desperation, the tragedy of desperation, she transmits beautifully. She stays inside the music allowing her voice and that pain to be instruments, one phrase specifically… ‘gon make you mine.. gone MAKE you mine’. Tells me that shes living specifically to make him hers… the fact that she doesn’t care if he wants her even…and that he’s hers RIGHT NOW is just. the. most. heart. breaking. feeling. EVER.
Kudos to Ms. Smith whom has been able to convey this beautiful tragedy with such intensity that is so different from the original, so respectful of the original, yet so poignant now, in this ‘new-not so new age’ of side chick life and the desperation that they possibly feel.
I was also able to learn that HE seemingly put the spell on her.. would you agree?