India.Arie has a vocal phrasing that lilts, harmonizes and brings up the hairs on the back of my neck, it’s so exquisitely threading through notes.
My daughter was in a coma for 42 days in 2010. I found and bought 2 CDs of India’s music, Voyage to India and Testimony Vol. 1. I played these each morning during my walk to Torrance Memorial Hospital.
India’s voice is perfect for illuminating sadness and possibility of loss while also pushing for an absolute love of life and endless possibility and hope. It kept balance back then, it gave comfort and it kept me somewhat sane.
Saner than otherwise, anyway.
“I am a queen.” “Not the girl in your video”. Powerful songs, embodying and holding the essence of the woman my daughter had become and a future I hoped she still would have.
I found that voice again, recently – just so warm and sweet in tone. Songversations. Songversations: Medicine. Just brilliant. Thank you.