It’s not unknown for me to liken music to food. Or pair musical listening experiences with the type of food and drink which should be consumed at the same time (have a look here for example).
Today’s menu? Michelin starred smoothness and subtlety:
For the starter: gorgeous, lilting songs exploring love and life accompanied by light bluesy melodies.
For the main course: laid back easy-listening numbers – witty and playful, with a gentle latin beat, perfect for any palette
And for dessert: delicious, heart-breaking ballads that ooze with caramel and cream
The provider of the ingredients for such a feast? The singer-songwriter Katie Melua and her two albums Call Off The Search and Piece By Piece.
As with much of my music, I had stopped listening to KM’s albums because they had been so well played everywhere – particular tracks such as The Closest Thing To Crazy and Nine Million Bicycles seemed to be on all the time and I got a bit tired of them. But this was my loss. Listening to both albums again this week, I have been reminded just how talented KM is, and how easy it makes having a michelin starred experience in the comfort of one’s own ears.