Showing posts with label faith evans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label faith evans. Show all posts

Monday 6 April 2015

[Watch] Faith Evans' Powerful Cover of "Be Free" @ Black Girls Rock

Bloody hell, I love Faith Evans' raspy voice.

Taking to the stage for BET's Black Girls Rock, the Diva put her own spin on J.Cole's politically conscious Be Free. Though it only lasted a meagre two minutes, I can't even complain. The rendition was so honest and open that its important message was served perfectly in the allotted time.


Thursday 27 June 2013

[Video Spam] Watch New Music From Fatih Evans, India Arie, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus!

We all know I'm pretty terrible at keeping on top of new releases and such- which is crazy considering I "run" a music blog. But I'm not sure if anyone else even caught the release of this new video from Faith Evans. Knowing my luck, it's an old song/video and Faith's team has only just posted it to her Vevo but since I've never heard it before, I'm posting it!

Dumb- no, I haven't resorted to name calling, that's the song's name- is an energetic, Motown-inspired romp, which pairs Faith's raspy and soulful voice with a quick tempo and playful sound to dizzying effect. Yep, the video is #BUUUUUUUDDGET but a quick wiki tells me why: the song isn't from a new album but from a compilation album, entitled R&B Divas, which was released last year. So I was kind of right and wrong about the song; it's old, but the video is new.

Still, I'm glad to have our first lady of Bad Boy back!

Friday 21 October 2011

Faith Evans-Vocal Range/Profile

Vocal Type: Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal Range: 2 Octaves 5 notes and a semitone C#3-B5
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: Comfortable in her heavy, low range as well as adept in her light, agile chest register that she mixes well to achieve great sounding upper chest belts or keeps throaty to give a soulful rasp to.  The voice has a smooth tone and a smoky quality that lends itself well to harmonising well with others, as well as layering well over itself. The voice is dexterous enough to complete complex melisma through the registers.
Vocal Negatives: Her head voice isn't as characterful, or exciting as the rest of the voice.

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Watch the Anita Baker Tribute Medley at the 2010 Soul Train Awards

tamia 2010 anita baker tribute
Tamia at the Soul Train
THE 2010 Soul Train awards took place on the weekend and I had to post this video of a tribute to Anita Baker sung by a group of amazingly talented divas. The full list of divas who performed in the medleyand the time they entered the stage were:
-Chrisette Michele (0.00)
Tamia (1.23)
Faith Evans (3.36)
Rachelle ferrel (5.30)
-Lalah Hathaway (7.25)
Goapele  (9.20)
-Dionne Farris