Can a sound as pure as love itself truly be considered revolutionary? Of course, I wouldn’t be writing this if I didn’t believe that to be true. However, sometimes it takes a small nymph from a land that you’ve never imagined in your wildest fantasies to bring something noble to your eyes and open your heart to something brand new.
Such was the case when I discovered Cree Summer’s only full-length album, Street Faerie.
Cree’s is a voice tempered with such grace and such emotion that it’s shocking that she hasn’t been fully recognized for her musical prowess. We all know her in one form or another, but all those permutations take the shape of some animated character. However, her most flawless and symphonic sound is when she’s opening her soul and her throat and allowing the audience to touch something deep inside her so raw that it’s almost uncomfortable.