Midweek Music Moment: Constant Craving

When ‘Constant Craving’ came on the radio this week, I couldn’t help cranking it up and belting it out!

The first release off her second album ‘Ingenue’, ‘Constant Craving’ was a huge hit in 1992 and signalled a meteoric rise to fame.

Not only did it win the Grammy that year for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, but the album itself went double platinum both in Canada and the US.

 

 

I’ll admit that in the early 90s I wasn’t particularly interested in k.d.lang’s music – until I casually stopped by her concert one day while I was working at the Sydney Opera House.

It was the best live performance I’ve ever seen and I have been a fan ever since.

 

With 4 Grammy awards to her name, Canadian k.d.lang is not only famed for her powerful vocals and charismatic stage presence, but also for her political activism.

 

I would be remiss if I didn’t include k.d.lang’s soaring cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ at his Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction in 2006.

Those in the audience later remarked that it was as if the entire room took one deep breath together after the song was complete because they were holding their breath in awe as she performed.

 

 

Although k.d.lang’s early material will always hold a special place with me, her newer music is a little more refined, but just as lush.

A great example of her later more developed sound is ‘I Confess’ from her 2011 album, ‘Sing it Loud’.

 

 

And for a little humour, here’s a clever and funny k.d.lang interview with Aussie personality, Dame Edna.

 

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