Just went to catch Chantal Kreviazuk in concert in Ottawa and it was an amazing experience. One could not help but be moved by the raw passion in her voice and by the stunning back up band which was composed of a cello, a violin and drums. But what really stood out for me was the way Chantal played the piano. She didn't just play it, she possessed it. It was so raw and organic in its sound, it left an indelible aural experience. Chantal also perfomed her greatest track ever, "Feels Like Home," which was our wedding song and made the concert extra memorable.
The day after the concert, I ran to my nearest record store and bought Plain Jane. It is a wonderful CD, full of very catchy and hummable tunes. It is on perpetual play in my car. Standout tracks are the lead off single "Invicible" but the ones that really pack an emotional punch are 5000 days, Half of Me, Ordinary People, Today, and Say the Word. If you are a fan of really profound lyrics and true musical talent, I say give this CD a listen. I'm pretty sure, you'll also be blown away.
To Chantal, a million thanks for continuing to bless the world with your raw talent and more importantly, for keeping the music real.