I'm usually not much for popular music these days, but one new singer is making waves in both the pop arena, and some even say she is finding a fit with her music within the jazz realm and I find her voice something fresh in a world of duplicates these days.
Who's the special singer that is hitting all the high notes both in the UK and here in the States? Another one name wonder - Adele.
If you haven't heard her yet you should check her out! I heard her first in a recent NPR interview that was really something else. She's a regular Brit, with an edgy sound that really grabs whether it's with a pounding beat, or a ballad that holds you close. I personally love the grit in her voice that is so gorgeous while being so real too. She's not the rail skinny star, and at the same time goes way beyond what we consider totally beautiful musically.
The NPR interview is a great place to get a taste of her music - check it out! http://www.npr.org/2011/04/18/133687905/adele-tiny-desk-concert