Although Prince wrote that track, Sinéad made it her own, not to mention the catalog of her own songs that tug at the soul. I saw her perform live at Lilith Fair at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State, one of the most beautiful concert venues in the world. She sang a capella to end her set. It was the most haunting and amazing performance, with the sun setting behind her reflecting the breathtaking colors of the massive canyons of the gorge.
And…that remix of I Want Your (Hands On Me) with MC Lyte was THE party song!
She had a hard life, suffering abuse as a child, and having her own child die. She lived with the backlash of her iconic moment in ’92 when she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II and said, “Fight the real enemy,” while performing on “Saturday Night Live.” I saw it live on TV and was in awe. She was protesting child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. It was brave and badass.
The more things change…
Hard to believe La Sirène has been gone for 20 years…
Loriane Zacharie and Tony Chasseur with Malavoi in a beautiful tribute…
Back in February, I favorited this track in my Hype Machine account. The video for the song came out recently and it is mesmerizing, a little Nordic DIY gem.
The album conjures whiffs of Janet, the Pharcyde “Passin’ Me By” period, Aaliyah/Timbaland, Bahamadia, Kelis and 80s Ready for the World ballads…not bad company for the Southern Cali young’un. After listening to Fin twice, I had the urge to listen to Meshell Ndegeocello’s Comfort Woman. Hmm.
My listening habits are not fully reflected in the Last.fm yearly summary. I listened to a lot of music that was not scrobbled* such as tracks I heard via SiriusXM, YouTube, the Spotify PlayStation App, actual vinyl records on a turntable (records ain’t dead!) and mobile device apps that do not play well with Last.fm scrobbling.
Top Tracks Scrobbled by Last.fm
*Scrobble: When Last.fm records the music you play via compatible music players (e.g. foobar2000, iTunes, Winamp) or Last.fm apps. The data is sent to your Last.fm account to give you details about your listening habits.