Absolutely agreed. There’s a rootsiness in her voice that often gets glossed over in assessments about her voice, but it’s the groundedness that makes her “ethereal” moments all that more affecting. Anyone can sing in an upper register. It’s the fact that her resonance has a yearning and a sincerity that makes her vocal performances all the more thrilling. And you’re also right to point out her irregular phrasing. This is in no way glib, but it’s kind of Joni Mitchell at times, not just in how gymnastic her note choices are, but how she plays with syllabic emphasis. And it can’t be stressed enough just how incredible her voice sounds with Keisha’s, who in turn gets pegged only as “the powerhouse”, when Keisha has a kinship in deftness, agility, and grace. It’s clear that all three have a signature they lean in on, but it’s just as wonderful when they play against type. These women were meant to sing together, and it’s remarkable how much they care so much about how they paint with their voices, and more so, about each other.I get a bit irritated at the word “ethereal”… Siobhan’s capable of serving that vibe, and it does indeed appear on The Lost Tapes in places, but I think her ability to play around with syllables and throw in an unpredictable emotion with the slightest deft vocal manoeuvre is a much more fascinating aspect to her craft.
Reading this with Siobhan's 'Love Me Hard' parts living in my head.I get a bit irritated at the word “ethereal”… Siobhan’s capable of serving that vibe, and it does indeed appear on The Lost Tapes in places, but I think her ability to play around with syllables and throw in an unpredictable emotion with the slightest deft vocal manoeuvre is a much more fascinating aspect to her craft.
I thought that at first too but now I'm actually quite happy with how it is. The used picture for the cover that was shot by Catherine Servel is just so iconic. I think it's my favorite photo of them, so for me it's fitting that it got used for their best album.it also would have been amazing if the originally intended album cover image was used for The Lost Tapes.
https://www.officialcharts.com/char...ugababes-is-at-the-core-of-who-we-are-__3503/And is the new album cover done? "Yes!" exclaims Keisha, about a second before Siobhan cautiously says: "Errr, maybe". (We'll take that as a yes.)
I think they do, because it will spread their music to a greater audience. Pitchfork was very positive about both Flatline and the mashup of I Lay Down. I remember the plays of that track going up fast on YouTube after they wrote about.They certainly don’t need the validation from critics who’ve had no clue about pop music for 3 decades and are only bandwagoning on pop stuff that are deemed “cool” enough to get their holy seal of indie approval.
· 1x General Admission Ticket
· Meet the Sugababes for a photo opportunity with a professional photographer (not sure if this is before or after the concert)
· Exclusive merchandise item
· Commemorative VIP tour laminate & Lanyard
· Early entry onto the floor before the general public
· Designated VIP check-in and onsite host
Let’s hope they add some extra hours and won’t close anytime soon though!I was thinking the other day how the entire theme of their return was initially billed as ‘unfinished business’ but I never really considered The Lost Tapes would be part of that.
Well done, sugababes. You finished the business.
I love the album of course and love the album cover.
However as it would have been ideal to have the original 2013/2014 release date occur, it also would have been amazing if the originally intended album cover image was used for The Lost Tapes.
To have the real picture in full would be great.
Or at least because the album image was first used as a magazine cover, one of the outtakes from the same shoot.
Reading this with Siobhan's 'Love Me Hard' parts living in my head.