Duet. A performance by two people, especially singers. Two voices locked in perfect harmony, emotion and delivery. But, it is more than that. In a July 2012 interview with ABC News about sharing the stage with another vocalist in a duet, R&B singer Robin Thicke summed it up nicely when he said:
“It’s not about singing with perfect pitch or timing, it’s about feeling. All art is supposed to create feeling and if you sing with passion and you sing from your soul then people will feel it.”
People will feel it. I think he was talking about G.O, right? There is perhaps no truer way to describe the type of vocalist G.O set out to become and thus accomplished: A vocalist who sings with passion from the soul. Indeed. It may seem that all of the passion, emotion and feeling he brings to a song could not possibly be tempered (or matched) when partnered in a duet. I assure you, however, there is something special about the way G.O settles into a duet and lends his passion, emotion and feeling to the dynamic. For me, this is yet another reason to love this very talented man and his incredible artistry as a vocalist.
Yes, this is the reason that just keeps giving! Actually, I think I am slacking a little bit. Another oversight on my part for failing to include this very early cover of G.O, along with his Tykeys band mates, performing the soulful Rise & Fall. Maybe I need to spend some time in fangirl detention.
You know you are a fangirl when…..you walk into your neighborhood arts and crafts store seeking a frame for the free poster you received when you purchased the latest CD of your fave group. Then, you realize that since the poster is of foreign birth, its dimensions differ from the standard sized frames available on US shelves. What’s a fangirl to do?
The answer: custom framing.
Before you start to roll your eyes thinking I am creating yet another outlet here on my blog to love on G.O, let me explain!!!!^^
The more I commit myself to accepting the fact that I am a fangirl, and G.O my one and only true bias, the more I believe that there is no such thing as coincidence. On August 17th, after a long hiatus of my series 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee, I published a post entitled Undercover Cover Lover, a discussion, for the most part, of the English songs G.O has covered over the course of his career with Tykeys and now MBLAQ. Two short days following the publication of that post, a video leaks of G.O covering yet another Western R&B artist’s song: John Legend’s All of Me.
If it is a coincidence, then I’d have to say the universe has a pretty cheeky sense of humor. That aside, the 1:41 clip of just his voice and piano lays further foundation that G.O is sincerely born to sing and is a master at his craft.
Well….shame on me!!!! Thankfully, friend of the blog, Nan, jogged my rusty memory about this one ~ G.O’s heartfelt rendition of Eric Benét’s Still With You, a slice of which he gave us in Episode of 7 of Sesame Player. Perhaps the most embarrassing part of me failing to remember this one is that I actually uploaded the clip to my You Tube channel.