Despite its recent release, Sheila K Cameron’s From My Room is believable as a piece performed decades ago. Cameron’s misty vocal leads a soulful acoustic recording, with a hint of wizened melancholy and an expert use of pacing drawing you in to its brief running time.
From My Room is believable as a piece performed decades ago
The difference between music that is performed in a timeless style compared to that which just apes the characteristics of music from eras gone by is night and day – the difference between charm and flattery. An important lesson, perhaps, to take heed of when consolidating your influences (as I wrote about recently here); often what at first glance appears to be the characterful aspects of a piece are merely superficial, and the soul of a piece is much deeper.