|The Incomparable Lalah Hathaway|
Why? Because Lalah not only opened herself to her gift and talents, but she has honed them in a way that has made her voice into her instrument. As a classically trained artist having worked with some of the most talented musicians of our time, Lalah continues to prove that quality will not settle. She surely knows what she has and I love her for always presenting herself and her work in an authentic way.
And of course we would love to see her in an ad for Gap because her locs are fabulous! I love her choice to play with color and styles because she is always full of classic, elegant energy.
I've heard of "The Chord", but I had my opportunity to experience it on Snarky Puppy's "Something (Family Dinner - Volume One)" featuring Lalah on vocals. Her voice danced gracefully over the music and then it happened: Lalah Hathaway sang two notes at once. Yes, she did. I promise you'll get goose bumps when you hear it.