The first thing you're likely to read about Corinne Bailey Rae
's new record The Sea
, is that it was recorded while she was dealing with the death of her husband to a drug overdose. From the time she achingly intones the question "Are you here?" on the album's opener, until she determinedly advises herself, "Don't you stand there wishing your life would fade away" on the closer and title track, the sorrow is palpable. At first, it's all you hear and it's hard not to interpret every lyric as having to do with her personal tragedy.
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MP3:"I'll Do It All Again" - The Sea
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