I know last time I posted some music I said I’d follow up with more overdue posts that had been waiting for weeks or even months, but I guess my tendency to get sidetracked and completely disorganised at times is once again in effect and I am contradicting myself by posting this EP I just discovered, thanks to Sincere Vega who kindly put me on it. I know I’m the only one who cares (kind of) about how and what I post here, but I guess I like rambling and I’ll assume you like reading that.
On this cold, snowy day, there’s nothing like some beautiful, soulful, jazzy music to make me feel warm and happy. As soon as I heard the first seconds of the first track of Who Said It Was Simple?, I was in love with the music and with Elle Winston’s exceptional voice. This is yet another occasion where I tell myself that I should really go back to looking for some music, as opposed to waiting for people to send it to me. Not only because I’m missing out on a lot of amazing music by very talented artists but more importantly because most of the emails or messages I receive are from hip-hop artists. Of course I love hip-hop and it’s always a pleasure to discover new artists and albums, but soul music touches me in different ways, probably more deeply and on an emotional level. Listening to the EP, I had a smile on my face and could almost feel goosebumps on my arms, as the beauty of Elle’s voice and the heartfelt lyrics moved me. This is especially the case for the incredible and emotional Fallen, as well as for the equally touching My Everything, which are probably my favourites right now, but that’s the hopeless romantic in me talking and that could change. Actually, all the tracks are amazing and affect me in different ways. There is something delicate and strong about Elle’s voice, a combination of softness and power that I find fascinating. In addition to being a very talented vocalist, Elle is also a piano player, which makes her even more interesting as an artist but also gives her even more power over my poor heart who can’t resist an extraordinary voice accompanied by an enchanting piano. I am typing this as I am listening to the videos she posted on her website, where she covers songs by different artists and I have to admit I’m on the verge of crying. Weirdly enough, I have felt like today was Sunday all day and Who Said It Was Simple? has a rainy Sunday kind of vibe, which therefore feels very appropriate and makes me appreciate it even more, despite the fact that it is actually a snowy Saturday.
Now, all that is left to say is that I encourage you strongly to listen to and purchase (name your price basis) Who Said It Was Simple? if you love soul music and are looking for some beauty to fill your ears and your heart.
P.S. I love the cover artwork, courtesy of Melissa Robles
You can download Who Said It Was Simple? on Elle Winston’s Bandcamp page or simply by clicking on the link below. I also advise you to check out her website and watch the amazing videos I told you about earlier. Enjoy and spread the word!