In the industry known as, “music,” there are background singers and there are singers that demand your attention. They demand you sit up and listen because not only are they lyrically clever, but their voice draws you in seductively over supercharged instrumentation creating an ingenious musical masterpiece; and that is exactly who Lucinda Belle is and what she creates.
I had the pleasure of listening to innovative jazz harp artist Lucinda Belle’s “I’ll Be Loving You,” and immediately I was transformed into another realm of music, a realm where sound is eloquently packaged into beautiful signature tones. Her voice is flawlessly nostalgic and reminds me of a young Eartha Kitt (think Santa Baby vibes). It’s punchy and uncompromisingly great; it’s classic beauty in the audible form.
The instrumentation is just the icing on the cake; it’s an acoustically driven track which teeters from slight cabaret influence (very slight), to jazz, to pop. This blend, coupled with Belle’s vocals, creates the perfect tone throughout the lyrically endearing composition.
“I’ll Be Loving You,” makes a virtue of restraint as it traces a complex yet beautiful interpretation of love. Belle’s voice is reassuring, emotional, and tranquil as she sings of encouraging forget-me-nots. Lucinda Belle is a talent to watch with a style that defies musical classification and that alone makes her already a diamond amongst the coal.