Not too long ago we premiered Thao Nguyen’s “Beat (Health, Life, And Fire),” taking the opportunity to also post her beloved The Sound The Hare Heard track, “Feet Asleep.” Remember? Well now, making a bit like a more camera-stationary Take-Away, the Virginia-born Kill Rock Stars singer-songwriter belts out a seaside rendition of Aretha’s “Baby I Love You” for the first episode of a new iMeem series, The Hive.
Future Hive installments include Emily Jane White, Blu & Exile and a focus on the Seattle Hip-Hop scene. And, speaking of Aretha, the organization MusiCares is honoring her with a big ol’ celebration on 2/8 as their Person Of The Year: If you want more info on the organization, which to quote “provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need,” or the event, which doesn’t include Hootie, mosey on over here.
Before that happens, though, Thao’s second album We Brave Bee Stings And All is out 1/29 on Kill Rock Stars. There’s lots to love over at her iMeem, including an album stream and another seaside performance video. And if that’s not enough, check that space on the release date for her track-by-track commentary on the LP. But Thao’s all folks.