Music is the gateway to a greater understanding of the world around us. From our earliest years, listening to music helps us to form new connections in our brains. Learning to play an instrument or sing increases our aptitude for other subjects. Clearly, music has a deep relationship with the human psyche.
We often show our appreciation for music in the form of admiration for amazing singers. A performer who can hit the right note can play a spell over us as the audience. You may have been blown away by singers before, but you have never heard anything quite like this.
Lalah Hathaway is an American singer whose first single, “Heaven Knows,” was released in 1990. Since that day, she has had a successful career as an R&B singer. In 1994 Lalah’s lead single, “Let Me Love You,” made number 37 on the list of Hot R&B Charts. Five years later another song, “Forever, For Always, For Love,” made number 1 on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay. Clearly, Lalah has some talent.
Recently the singer has collaborated with Snarky Puppy, a self-described “three-time Grammy award winning jazz and funk collective.” The band is currently touring around North and South America. No one could have guessed what would happen when the two groups got together.
Snarky Puppy decided to play a performance with Lalah. They featured her in one of their own songs, “Something,” a mellow love song about the romance found between two people. The band knew that Lalah was good, but they hadn’t imagine just how good she actually was. When the singer performed, she blew the audience away.
The song began with slow notes and even tones. Lalah harmonized with the music as she got into the rhythm of the song. After a few wordless notes, the real fun began. The artist demonstrated an amazing vocal range as she effortlessly floated from one octave to the next.
This woman was a great fit for the role of vocalist in the band. She coordinated her notes with the rhythm of the drummers so easily that it seemed as if the song had been written for her. Then, toward the end of the song, Lalah did something that even the other artists weren’t expecting.
At six minutes into the song, Lalah did something absolutely incredible: she harmonized with herself! As the singer cut through impossibly high notes, she came to a part of the song where more than one note would fit in. You would think she would have to choose one, but this was not the case! Lalah was more talented than the band had realized.
She hit both notes at once! The effect was chilling. It sounded as if there were more than one singer, but both of these beautiful voices came from Lalah. The drummer couldn’t contain his bewilderment. He almost fell out of his seat in shock at Lalah’s sheer talent.
It is certainly rare for a singer to be able to do this. We may never know exactly how Lalah is able to accomplish this superhuman feat, but we know that she is one talented singer.
This inspirational story proves that humans are capable of more than we realize. Do you have any hidden talents?
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Source: Sunny Skyz