There are no words.
I’ve been a huge fan of Lalah Hathaway since “Baby Don’t Cry”, but Snarky Puppy is new to me. I’d heard their name tossed about by the musically hoity-toity set, but I never had the chance to see them live or dig into their music. However, when I saw that they did a live set, recorded it, and it featured Lalah, I was in. What I discovered was an amazing vocal performance.
Lalah REALLY steals the shine, spotlight, sun, and morning glory with this performance of “Something”. She does some vocal tricks and leaps that will amaze and amuse you. My favorite is going to be obvious — and I don’t think I’ve seen anyone do THAT since David Lee Roth.
I will be picking up Snarky Puppy’s music ASAPtually. And Ms. Hathaway, your voice belies your material. I really want her to have some CLASSIC material. Her vocal talent is top notch, but her ear for picking out songs will hopefully grow to where her vocal skills are.
In any case, isn’t this amazing?
Not familiar with Lalah Hathaway? I made a Spotify playlist just for you. After the jump!