Friday, March 20, 2015

Nick Drake Redux

It saddens me that we'll never hear any new Nick Drake songs. As you probably know, he took his life many years ago. However, I recently heard a tune on the radio and said to myself, "I've never heard this Nick Drake number before." As it turns out, the singer was/is the Israeli singer Oren Lavie.  I usually don't like to compare musicians, because they're all who they are. But darn it he doesn't sound like Nick Drake, in his phrasing, songwriting , and the overall atmosphere of his work. Plus, he freely admits that Mr. Drake had a big influence on him. Give him a listen and if you're familiar with Nick Drake, I think you'll agree with me.

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