New Tracey Thorn Track
In the goddess patheon of Modern Fabulousity, there are almost too many to name: Annie Lennox, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Butler, Grace Jones, Julie White, Dara Torres, Michelle Obama, Jenny Holzer, Kate Winslet, Maxine Waters, Mary Zimmerman, Vanessa Redgrave, Nikki Giovanni, Marian Seldes, etc., etc. One of the highest-ranking deities, however, is Tracey Thorn, she of the golden vocal chords and plaintive tuneage. While we wait for her new album (being recorded this fall), she's been kind enough to release "Overture," a beautiful new collaboration with The Unbending Trees, on her MySpace page. The song gets released on iTunes September 29th, followed by the group's new album Chemically Happy (Is The New Sad) on October 6th. Do we nominate it for most beautiful ballad of the year? If there were a ModFab edition of the Grammys, yes, yes we would.