This week I have been listening to Tracy Chapman. Now we all know Chapman right? It a god-given right that we are born with some awareness there but each person has their own story.
I believe I first got into Tracy Chapman when I was at university because someone I fancied who had been on a gap year gave me a copy of her greatest hits. They’re married now, not to me, and the whole album had pretty much been wiped from my mind until I listened through this week and returned to those days, half a lifetime ago now and was lost in the luxury of her voice.
There’s a lot to be said for Fast Car and Talkin’ but there’s so much more to discover in Tracy Chapman’s back catalog too and this was my opportunity to dig in.
While I may not find myself listening to this every week, there’s something so powerful and joyous in the music she makes that I can’t help but love.