VIDEO: Corinne Bailey Rae – I’d Do It All Again
This is the official video to the stunning new Corinne Bailey Rae single, I’d Do It All Again. It’s due out for release in early January and acts as the precursor to her new album, The Sea, which will come out on 26th January.
I’d Do It All Again is an extremely powerful track with an almighty depth to it. It’s an astonishing return for Corinne Bailey Rae after the tragic loss of her husband, Jason, in March 2008. To come back and release a track of such quality, and so soon, is truly testament to Corinne as not only an artist, but as a person. The track is a stripped back affair, combining delicate strings with bass and well balanced percussive elements. The lyrics are emotional, raw and undeniably honest – whilst Corrine’s vocals are, as expected, of the highest calibre. A truly spine-tingling song, and an exquisitely mellow video to match. You can also catch a live performance of I’d Do It All Again from Later With Jools Holland on YouTube.
It’s almost as if the early layers of Corinne Bailey Rae have been peeled away to reveal a refreshingly honest and pure artist, perhaps as a direct result of the events of the past couple of years, but ultimately the result is beautiful music. Corinne has won many awards in her short career, including a GRAMMY, but inadvertently the bar has now been raised – and not just for Corinne herself, but for all female vocalists. It most certainly leaves me pining to hear more of her new material, so roll on The Sea towards the end of January.