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.

  • http://www.tolitasmusings.blogspot.com/ Tolita

    The thing that gets to me is that certain quarters – esp men- who used to dismiss CBR as lightweight are only now regarding her as the credible artist she’s always been. It’s as if her tragic and widowed status suddenly makes her more ‘edgy’. All that’s happened is that her former critics are now listening to her with the open mind they didn’t have before. For those of us who appreciated her first album she’s always had a good deal of substance, raw emotion and heart-on-sleeve lyrics. Fair enough recent events might add another layer to her artistry but she was never bubblegum in the first place. She just wasn’t courting the media and self-destructive like Rock-and-roll Amy. It actually gets on my nerves the poor woman’s husband had to die before her quality was recognised.

    Shalom, Miss T x

  • http://www.tolitasmusings.blogspot.com/ Tolita

    The thing that gets to me is that certain quarters – esp men- who used to dismiss CBR as lightweight are only now regarding her as the credible artist she's always been. It's as if her tragic and widowed status suddenly makes her more 'edgy'. All that's happened is that her former critics are now listening to her with the open mind they didn't have before. For those of us who appreciated her first album she's always had a good deal of substance, raw emotion and heart-on-sleeve lyrics. Fair enough recent events might add another layer to her artistry but she was never bubblegum in the first place. She just wasn't courting the media and self-destructive like Rock-and-roll Amy. It actually gets on my nerves the poor woman's husband had to die before her quality was recognised.

    Shalom, Miss T x