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Stop Yelling And Whisper: Norah Jones’ I Don’t Know Why
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Stop Yelling And Whisper: Norah Jones’ I Don’t Know Why

Here’s a tip for singers (both women and men): that whispering thing is super sexy. It killed during Springsteen’s “Kitty’s Back” or “Sandy” and it kills here. It’s that mysterious thing, you know? More than any other art form, in music, I think what is left unsaid and unplayed — to paraphrase Miles Davis — is more important than what is played. So if you really want my attention, stop yelling at me and whisper. I promise I’ll listen harder.

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