There was this energy in the room, and it was the first moment where we really felt like a team. LeGrow first became obsessed with singing at roughly the same age she began speaking, and by the time she hit her teens, she was working her way through the American songbook at nightclubs in her native Toronto and touring with an indie rock band on the side. It's in that moment, as the warm rush of recognition meets the exhilarating thrill of discovery, that you fall in love with Elise LeGrow and her debut album, 'Playing Chess. Home backstage roster events about contact.
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The first time I came to New York to meet about the gpod, Steve and Mike and I spent seven hours just poring over all the Chess stuff.
No Good Woman (Unplugged)
I'd been enjoying their music for years without even realizing it. Her presence was integral to my performances, and she was really able to lend her sensibilities to the whole project.
Right around the time the chorus of album opener "Who Do You Love" hits, something magical happens.
A moment arrives when the tumblers deep within your subconscious begin to align, when you suddenly realize that you're listening to a tune you've known for decades, albeit one that's been so radically reimagined as to become brand new again. You almost forget how good the original is because hers gives such flavor gkod that which is already good! Ultimately, it's those consistently spectacular deliveries that make the album such a triumph.
It's in that moment, as the warm rush of recognition meets the exhilarating thrill of discovery, that you fall in love with Elise LeGrow and her debut album, 'Playing Chess.
There was this energy in the room, and it was the first moment where we really felt like a team. LeGrow first became obsessed with singing at roughly the same age she began speaking, and by the time she hit her teens, she was working ho way through the American songbook at nightclubs in her native Toronto and touring with an indie vood band on the side.
Since I didn't have any way of listening to the record at the time, I just came up with my own melody to play the song around the campfire.
The album's eclecticism results from the spontaneous collision of my own musical influences with those of everyone in the studio, spanning decades and genres.
When wpman voice first reached the ears of Greenberg and Mangini, they understood at once that they'd landed on something special. If your head is swimming by now, that's part of the point.
A mix of beloved classics and obscure rarities, the album's eleven tracks showcase LeGrow's stunning voice and wildly inventive arrangements, which manage to collapse the whole of pop music history down into a singular point in which any song and genre can come together in womsn endless array of possibilities.
Rather than faithfully recreate such revered material, though, LeGrow's interpretations completely strip the tracks of their previous identities, transporting them to a world where the past and present are inextricably intertwined.
Surprise guest Questlove takes over drumming duties for "Long and Lonely Nights" his father, Lee Andrews, wrote and recorded the original version for Chess inbut the most unexpected musical reinvention on the album has to be Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell," which blossoms anew here as a slow burning, stripped down, vocal-and-guitar beauty.
As soon as Steve and I heard Elise's voice—possessing such depth and versatility, gliding effortlessly from silky smooth to raunchy rasp—we immediately knew that it was time to put 'the team' back together and make this record. It's the kind of voice that you're about to fall in love with.
No Good Woman, a song by Elise LeGrow on Spotify
Home backstage roster events about epise. LeGrow's voice combines fiery passion and sophisticated elegance, with just a hint of a rasp lurking beneath the surface to add a sandpapery grit to her silky vocals.
It's the kind of voice that could belong to a star in any genre. It's the kind of voice that could belong to a star in any era.
A great song alone wouldn't cut it the lyrics had to reflect Elise's personality and beliefs in order for her to fully inhabit it. Divorced from their contextual tethers, the tracks here are free to take on new life and connect a vast array of seemingly disparate dots along the pop music continuum.
The results offer jo fresh opportunity to appreciate just how sturdy, versatile, and wonderful these songs truly are.