I’m so in love with Nina Simone right now. Her voice is so different. Its strangely beautiful. Powerful. The first time I heard this song I think I was 18. My brother Marcos had picked me up from work and drove me home with the windows rolled down and we listened to David Bowie (he covered this song in 1976), sing “You touch me, I hear the sound of mandolins, you kiss me with your kiss my life begins. You’re spring to me, all things to me…don’t you know you’re life itself?”. The song was fu**ing magical to say the LEAST. And then I heard Nina Simone (she covered this song in 1959), sing it and now I’m completely torn on which is best. So I’m just going to say they’re both best. Both amazing. Both moving. Both perfect.
My sister thought Nina Simone was a man when she first heard her sing. She's got an unconventional beauty to match that unconventional voice.
Is there anyone that you think is unconventionally beautiful?