April 11, 2009

We had a little tear, now the tears are spent.

Mr Hudson There Will Be Tears




I've been waiting for this since last fall. Now it is here and it. is. beautiful. The final 30 seconds, simple piano chords repeating, literally made my eyes water. There is something deep, deep inside this song...

The album, Straight No Chaser, is one to watch for. It's out in July. A toast to Kanye West for recognizing and supporting this guy, who might not have had a second album otherwise. His upcoming UK dates are listed here.

12 comments:

D'luv said...

I hope Ashley Tisdale does an acoustic cover of this!

xolondon said...

Bite me Robbie.

Michael said...

It's nice but I hate the effects on the vocals.

countpopula said...

Fishsticks, anyone?

xolondon said...

Fishtsicks are breaded and crunchy. Kanye is a genius. So... breaded and crunchy and genius equals gay? C'mon man!

Fishtsicks.
Fishtsicks.
Fishdicks!

xolondon said...

Forgot to say I don't even register the autotune. It's mainly on the chorus, which is the first thing you hear.

countpopula said...

Seriously though, it's a right good (auto)tune, but too bad that Kanye has already done (t)his sound using Mr. Hudson's talent--now it will seem to that masses like K came up with it.

Paul said...

hurrah for their much delayed return. it seems like it's been forever coming. i'm forsaking gay pride (no great loss) on the saturday evening to go see them :) I hope you will be there, at least in spirit :P

monkeydrum said...

Melodically and lyrically, for some reason it actually makes me think of Prefab Sprout. Stylistically, it sounds like Svoy. Good stuff!

Michael said...

A pox upon the house of whoever invented auto tune...

John said...

Stunning...Mr Hudson is the reason why "Paranoid" was the best track on Kanye's disc, and they really compliment each other well. Any word when the single will drop?

xolondon said...

Not sure. I bet there won't be a physical CD though.