Learning to write a half-decent song is one thing; learning to sing and play guitar simultaneously presents another series of tripwires to avoid.
Budding musicians know the struggle: How do I keep a consistent tempo? How do I not go too loud or too breathy? How do I weed out bum notes and excessive string scrapes?
To those ends, Charlotte Day Wilson's below performance is a masterclass in control. She negotiates the relatively elaborate chord progression with ease; her phrasing is fluid and natural. Plus, it doesn't hurt that "I Can Only Whisper," from her 2021 album ALPHA, is a hell of a song.
In the newest episode of Press Play At Home, check out the Canadian R&B wunderkind's spare rendition of the tune, which features instrumental greats BADBADNOTGOOD on the studio version.
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