Watch: Cécile McLorin Salvant Seeks Much More Than Friendship in “Look at Me” Video
The tune is also my introduction to the 25-year-old jazz vocalist, who was profiled in The New York Times in 2012 and then NPR Music in 2013 upon the release of her Grammy-nominated debut album, WomanChild. Though I missed those fetes at the time, her voice remains on my mind much like after the first time I heard the late Sarah Vaughan on my father’s record player… such beauty, clarity, depth and sadness.
“This album I think is the most personal thing I’ve recorded since I’ve been singing,” Cécile says of For One To Love, which is out September 4, 2015 via Mack Avenue Records. “Some of the songs are outright declarations of love that I know would not go well in real life.” Such bold statements are made in “Look At Me,” as she cries out to a friend that she is hopelessly in love with.
See more of what inspired the new LP in the video below.