The vocals of Lalah Hathaway are a precious gift to the world.
There is this category called ‘soul’ and it is not a colour or ethnicity. It is a feeling that resonates beyond the brain and reaches parts of us we don’t always appreciate. This style of music is particularly effective with vocalists who can convey something from within them that when expressed sparks something within the listener.
This track ‘Something’ does that to a majestic degree. It would be a masterful track for the 6 minutes and 12 seconds before we hear funnily enough something sensational. I’ll leave it to you to reach that mark in the song. When you hear it that skill … well it takes the enjoyment of the piece to another level. Both for the skill in itself and the joyous response to it. That’s what music should mean for the soul.
It’s a privilege to share it and relish the precious gift to the world that are the vocals of Lalah Hathaway. Enjoy.
C. L. J. Dryden