Jesus, that downward vocal spiral on "bad rhymes" gives me chills every time. I wish the production on this was as stripped and raw as her vocal. I hate that the producers tried to turn this and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow into these epic soul chuggers. All the emotion and theatricality they need is already there.
this song reveals her talent so tragically. this old spirit which dragged her down. when i'm listening to this i can feel her slowly dying day by day. and it feels inescapably,really,really bad. i'm seeing it very symbolic,not this kind of "took drugs - fucked up - died". she's a god given talent but god also gave her this tragic destiny/mission. i would pray for her to be happy and a mother as she wanted. but it didn't happen and couldn't be. fucking sad. and sad for her music -
Coming from someone named Xtinaboy- you can't possibly expect me to take your opinion about music seriously. I don't troll on the internet. I only speak what's real. And by the way, not all of us are trendy pop-tarts that jumped on the Amy bandwagon after she died, some of us have been fans since 2004.
You know what, Donny Hathaway, you know what I think Donny Hathaway is like, um, my Carlene Anderson. Like, um, Marvin Gaye, like great, but, Donny Hathaway, like....he couldn't contain himself, he had somethin' in him, you know?
if she was wasted on this one, i love wasted. there's a lot of happy go lucky rnb and soul (supposedly) singers out there whose vocals are no less than amy and they are perfectly sober but do i give a flying fuck about them? no. so she swallows a few words out there, big fucking deal...
It quickly became my favourite version! And as to whether she was drunk or not singing this, I don't really care... Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Kings of Leon have also recorded when they were drunk... or high :))
she was crying in it. that's why she sounds like that. salaam remi (producer) said by the time she was done singing this song (in her home) her makeup was running down her face. it's explained on youtube on "hidden treasures story." sure it could've been a knock out if she had had the time to record in a studio but she left us too soon. i thought it sounded like a bond song. very sad and it gave me chills when i heard it.
As someone who came out of the womb with a deep love for Soul music- don't try to pull that shit on me. I've been an Amy fan for years, as well... and I'm not going to pretend not to hear something in a song to appease people I don't know on the internet. Yes, she's a phenomenal performer. Yes she delivers eclectic soulful jazz-vocals, but that STILL does not take away from the fact that she sounded a bit inebriated during this recording. That's neither a good thing or bad a thing to me. It's just something that's noticeable. That is all.