One Track Mind: Maria Neckam, “I Miss You” (2012)

When both (Something Else! cohort) S. Victor Aaron and myself have a hard time defining a singer’s style, that can only mean one thing: there’s a lot going on in that voice. True enough, my review of her 2010 album Deeper and Vic’s take on 2012’s Unison both contained an unusual amount of name-checking. Norah Jones to Joni Mitchell to Annette Peacock to Bjork — those varied styles still kept us an arm’s length from the mysterious essence of Neckam’s voice.

It’s a beautiful thing.

With the release of the official video for “I Miss You,” it seemed like the appropriate time to celebrate her sound, this time with more pop leanings.

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Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski is a writer and music obsessive based out of the woods of central New Hampshire. A past contributor to Jazz.com, Blogcritics.org and Salon, he writes several weekly features including the Friday Morning Listen, (Cross the) Heartland, WTF! Wednesday, and Sparks Fly on E Street. Follow him on Twitter: @msaleski. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.