today when I heard Jon's "Smack Into You", my heart was melted again.
This "lost" track was initially written for Jon McLaughlin, and he did
sing it during his tour. However, it got axed at the final
song-choosing step. To avoid a waste, this beatiful song was then
presented by Beyonce with a new title "Smash into You".
The difference to me is huge, because I'm not actually a fan of Beyonce routine, and I hate her hit track "Single Ladies" so much. Jon's "original" version is not only touching but also has a melodious tone from the combination of acoustic guitar and piano. It's really a shame that the song was abandoned by Jon at last. Just take a listen to it, and I believe you will love it.
The first time I heard about Heap was 4 years ago, when a friend of mine, who is homosexual, introduced me her “Hide and Seek” and told me that he was so enraptured by her delicately emotive voice. I didn’t care too much until I heard this track featured on So You Think You Can Dance, where a lot of competitors chose this song as their dance music. When I saw these dancers performing contemporary on the stage with Heap’s smooth vocal melodies, an utterly gorgeous picture suddenly captured my eyes and I realized then what an amazing track it is.
Artist : Peter Bradley Adams
Album : Traces
Released : 2009.10.20
Label : Sarathan Records
Style : Indie / Folk