"Love, love is a verb, love is a doing word..."
Massive Attack's Teardrop ('98, Mezzanine) featuring the ethereal vocals of Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) keeps time like a beating heart, and, like a beating heart, stays with us and keeps us moving. Born as a simple harpsichord riff, Teardrop matured into a beautiful collusion of sound, an agreement between dissonant and harmonious, a real experience in balance. It's a darkish and satisfying sample of Massive Attack's signature trip hop style, The Bristol Sound.
Considering it's simple cordophonic beginnings, it's no wonder that Teardrop works so well drifting from Brad Mehldau's piano. With his strong and spiderlike fingers, Mehldau honors this song by clearly highlighting the beauty in its incalculable path. His improvisations create a new being, with its own character... and then returns us to that haunting melody, like the hug of homecoming after a sweet adventure.
Ya gata hear this.
Swoon and swoon again,
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The original swoon
The variation (Nice Shirt Brad :))