Bailey Rae Rising
Corinne Bailey Rae sits down with SheKnows to talk about music and movies -- not necessarily in that order.
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What's Going On, Corinne Bailey Rae?SheKnows: Who would be your dream collaboration, living or dead and why?
Corinne Bailey Rae: I think Marvin Gaye's writing was incredible. I would've have liked to be around when he was getting What's Going On.
SheKnows: As you were growing up, where did your taste in music lie? Were there particular artists that truly inspired you or even careers who would love to emulate?
Corinne Bailey Rae: Bjork and Billie Holidays' voices were a revelation to me. As I was growing up I never thought of myself as a singer because I had an unusual voice with lots of texture. It was amazing for me to hear these rare and incredible voices as a teenager. It made me consider that there may be room for my type of voice - that and Kurt Cobain. The indie revolution was a big deal to me. Music was suddenly accessible to me, you didn't have to be a virtuoso. You just had to express yourself.
SheKnows: Would ever entertain the idea of doing another movie soundtrack?
Corinne Bailey Rae: I worked on the soundtrack for Venus, a great film that came out a few years ago. It starred Peter O'Toole who got an Oscar nomination for his performance. I would like to write the music for a small independent film but I would have to love it. I do get inspired by imagery. To me visual art and poetry are the same thing.
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