Review of Stop Where You Are by Corinne Bailey Rae
For those of you that don’t know, Corinne Bailey Rae is a UK born soul artist. She has always been celebrated by critics but seems to lack the ability to create momentum to take advantage of her talent and become a household name.
She first emerged on the scene a decade ago with her debut and self titled album. The reaction was immense and she was named number one predicted breakthrough artist on Sound of 2006. That debut album made Corinne Bailey Rae only the fourth British female artist to debut with her first album at number one. The nominations and awards followed Grammys, Brits and MOBOs.
Her second album The Sea, released some three years later and again gained the plaudits with more including Grammys and a Mercury Prize nomination. These two albums sold over 5m copies.
The Heart Speaks in Whispers, Corinne Bailey Rae‘s, third studio album is due for a May release. The latest single from the album, Stop Where You Are, represents everything that Corinne Bailey Rae stands for. The vocals are full of soul. The music has varying levels that are in the main smooth and laid back soul vibes that have interludes of louder guitar when the chorus kicks in.
Stop Where You Are is classic Corinne Bailey Rae and classic UK soul/RnB. You really need to listen and prepare yourself for the release of the album, which is sure to set the industry on fire again.