As with Carmen last week, do I even need to explain why???
The ORIGINAL weird, DGAF black woman!!
Rihanna, Gaga and all others can bow down to Ms. Grace.
If you really need proof of her enduring bad-assery, check out the video below and tell me if you could perform that feat.
For her powerful voice.
For her bold lyrics and bold imagery.
For being a voice for the voiceless.
For this quote:
“There’s this youth culture […] it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting – women, especially – when they reach my age. We’ve got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we’ve got wrinkles, or whether we’ve put on weight or lost weight, or whether we’ve changed our hairstyle. I just find that so shallow.” ~Annie Lennox, turning 60.
Danish duo Quadron, which consists of the lovely Coco O. and Robin Hannibal, are my current music obsession!
I listen to Simili Life at least 5 times a day and this new album (link to preview, below) is AMAZING!! I cannot WAIT to see them live! I mean, follow that link, listen and tell me you don’t want to feel that power in person?!?!
For my money, their new album, Avalanche, might be the best sophomore effort since D’Angelo’s Voodoo. I hope Coco and Robin continue to make absolutely beautiful, soulful, soul stirring music together!
As much as I appreciate Coco’s voice, her vintage inspired style is pretty fucking awesome, too!!
Click below to hear a preview of Quadron’s latest masterpiece, Avalanche
via NY Times :: Press Play