07 September 2016

top 100 of the '00s | 64. corinne bailey rae - "put your records on"

A sweet ditty of empowerment sung with angelic delicacy. Bailey Rae's beautiful voice floats like a leaf in the fall breeze across sweet guitar motifs and a minimal drum track, neither of which overpowers her (mostly) soft singing.

It's as if she wrote this song to her younger self, much like Brad Paisley's "Letter To Me." Be yourself loudly and proudly, she encourages, and never let anybody make you feel bad about yourself.

Everyone has things they'd like to say to their teenage self, so cheers to Bailey Rae for wrapping a bunch of them up into this sonically sweet little package.