“Music speaks louder than words
It’s the only thing that the whole world listens to.
Music speaks louder than words,
When you sing, people understand.”
Candi Staton combines one of the great soul voices with a remarkable emotional articulacy, her every phrase resonating with meaning and experience. Music Speaks Louder Than Words is from Candi’s disco-era album of the same title, and also includes a version of the Bee Gees’ Nights On Broadway that’s worth a listen.
A rare gift for delivering covers of some of the best-known songs of all time in her own understated but powerful style has meant that Candi has garnered fans from all corners, from Damon Albarn and Will Oldham to Elvis. Her rendition of In The Ghetto inspired Elvis to send her a letter expressing his admiration.
We believe that music is a force for good in all sorts of ways, and what better way to kick off our blog than with a song that lays that down straight.