Corinne Bailey Rae has been away. Geographically, professionally, elementally, personally – the double-Grammy-winning, Mercury-nominated, five-million-albums-selling artist has travelled far, and wide, and deep.
She has journeyed from Indonesia to Brazil, from The White House to Paris, through explorations of the Los Angeles soul underground and the New York outsider performance scene. There were full-fathom dives to the beating heart of everything that makes her a musician. Burrowing inwards at home in Leeds, UK, she built her own studio – a place to play, in every sense of the term.
As the title of her brilliant new album has it, The Heart Speaks In Whispers, and to hear it you have to go all the way…
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