I spent part of this evening watching some of the videos from this year’s West End Live event on YouTube. There are some great performances but sadly the sound quality isn’t all that brilliant. While I was watching them I spotted this from Amber Riley at the Olivier Awards which is brilliant:
and also then led me to rewatch Jennifer Hudson’s Carpool Karaoke which I love:
and is another of my favourite things so I couldn’t resist sharing the joy here.
This week’s song has been one of my regular plays over the last year or two thanks to Sense8 reminding me of it. It’s one of my many favourite sequences from the show, and has become one of those songs I find myself reaching for often.
Have you ever found yourself listening to a song over and over, loving it, then paying real attention to it for the first time and realising that all this time you’d never realised what it’s about? That’s what happened to me with this song. It’s on a couple of my current favourite playlists and I’d been singing along to it for ages before actually paying attention to the lyrics even though it’s been around for so long.
Turns out the video is also a bit of a surprise. It fits the song but wasn’t remotely what I’d expected.
Another music post today, but it seems wrong to blog about anything other than today’s release of the charity single Bridge Over Troubled Water by Artists for Grenfell. It brings together a whole heap of musical talent and is all in aid of raising funds to support all those affected by last week’s horrific fire.
Their donation link is here.
Today a version that I love of a song that I love. The featuring John Legend version of Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down that they did for Comic Relief a couple of years ago, proof that most things can be improved upon by the addition of gorgeous harmonies.
I got home this afternoon from my long weekend to find a mystery parcel waiting for me. I eagerly opened it to find the most perfect mug inside, a gift from a friend who knows me so well.
It’s one of my absolute favourite song lyrics, largely because it could have been written about me – no matter how late I get in I still make that last cup of tea to take up to my bed with me. It comes of course from One Direction’s Little Things and while not all of the lyrics are quite so perfect it remains a song I love. (And has a video I love because it’s made up of studio type footage which is something I can’t get enough of.)
In the car today Fun came on my friend’s playlist and she mentioned this song which I love so thought I’d share it today.