Song Review: Natasha Tyrimos, “People”

I have a high affinity for the great pop/jazz standards and all the singers that perfected these compositions. From Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne, I consider this the golden era of music. It was the greatest generation.

Through my music travels, I recently came upon the song, “People,” by London based composer and singer-songwriter Natasha Tyrimos. This song is a rare breed as it tied the golden era with today’s popular music.

From the song’s gentle piano opening to Tyrimos vocal layers, one can easily see this performed in the classic halls of New York City’s The Palace Theatre and The London Pladdium. “People” has an elegant, yet simple, orchestration led by a piano with hints of clarinet.

The essence of “People” can take two routes, depending on the listener’s viewpoint. From one angle, the song is a discovery of love declaring, “Will you feel love, love within?” From another view, one can see this song as melancholy with the singer having lost love or a desire to be loved.

These angles are portrayed through Tyrimos rich vocals. Think of her as Sara Bareilles meets Judy Garland, but don’t let this define her. Her voice has a classic breadth mixed with modern stylings.

Bottom line, it’s a must listen. Check out Tyrimos’ Spotify link below and give “People” a listen. Then share it with all those you love. For this song embodies love from all angles and love is a wonderful thing.

Click the album artwork to check out “People” and Natasha Tyrimo’s complete catalog on Spotify.

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