I’m trying to catch up on sleep and a few side writing projects I’ve been working on, so this is like a mini post. A postlette, if you will. Ever since I was around eleven or twelve I’ve been a fan of Charlotte Church. Her voice is breathtaking, and her range was something I aspired to when I was younger…since my parents couldn’t afford voice lessons, I’d spend many an afternoon after school sitting on my bed with my CD player on my dresser, singing along to her albums, trying my damnedest to hit those crazy high soprano notes. I’m sure I drove my mom and dad crazy, but I loved her music.
I was messing around on YouTube tonight and on a whim I looked up Charlotte Church because I’d read that she’d tried her hand at pop music. Sure enough, I found a video of her baring her midriff and shaking her shaggily cut “rock star” hair, singing a song about being “a crazy chick”. Her voice surprised me because I was so used to her classical stuff, but I wasn’t impressed by the lyrics or the premise of the video. I clicked on one of the side links and found the song that I’m posting below. It’s called “We Were Young”, and it’s about her breakup with her children’s father. Her voice is beautiful, and you can hear the pain and wistfulness in it as she sings. I couldn’t find the album, Back to Scratch, on iTunes, but I think it’s probably available on the UK version. I really love the simpleness of the recording, it’s much more impressive than an over-processed, over produced track–and she touches upon her classical background a little when she sings. I love it 🙂 Take a listen, and don’t miss me too much, I’ll be back soon ❤