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Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

The excellence by nature

Lately, excellence by nature
There are many musical qualities of Stevie Wonder. Practically you could say that most part of him since he was a child. Multi-instrumentalist who has been refined to keep pace with growing; harmonica, keyboards, drums ... any instrument is valid if he can express feelings and emotions.
His playing and his childish voice in the early 60s, stunned the world, but over the years, and his change after puberty, did not mean to fall on deaf ears, reaching even more strongly. His voice carried more accuracy and realism, cultivating perfection, and being the true feelings transmitter that will connect directly without barriers with an audience that appreciated the authenticity of the artist.

But he wanted to be a complete musician, and not enough to interpret and put his voice to songs, needed more, so with just 11 year old published his first compositions. Create melodies and words that could create a bond with the audience was a necessity.
One need was becoming more ambitious as time passed, he wanted to control every detail, every note, every thread that would connect emotion and communication with whoever would listen, so no one better than him to know that tools were most appropriate, and how should sound to convey the most real way the music that him perceived in his head. Therefore assumed production duties and arrangements that would give life to songs that today are part of us all.
Evolution Stevie Wonder

He assumed therefore the workings of production and arrangements that gave life to songs that today have become part of us and become something as necessary as the air for breathe to continue living.

One of those special songs that make you shudder just hearing the opening sound of piano is Lately. A ballad that describes how overwhelming suspicion and uncertainty of a relationship in first person. Reflected the excellence by nature of a musician capable of tear your soul with his voice, able to soak up emotions with his lyrics, make you partaker of his doubts and sadness. Create an atmosphere of intimacy that allows feelings to come in its purest form.

For this only need the company of his piano, and his extraordinary voice masterfully playing one of the most wonderful songs that have been composed.
Lately
Lately, I have had the strangest feeling
With no vivid reason here to find
Yet the thought of losing you's been hanging
'round my mind

Far more frequently you're wearing perfume
With you say no special place to go
But when I ask will you be coming back soon
You don't know, never know

Well, I'm a man of many wishes
Hope my premonition misses
But what I really feel my eyes won't let me hide
‘Cause they always start to cry
‘Cause this time could mean goodbye

Lately I've been staring in the mirror
Very slowly picking me apart
Trying to tell myself I have no reason
with your heart

Just the other night while you were sleeping
I vaguely heard you whisper someone's name
But when I ask you of the thoughts your keeping
You just say nothing's changed

Well, I'm a man of many wishes
I hope my premonition misses
But what I really feel my eyes won't let me hide
‘Cause they always start to cry
‘Cause this time could mean goodbye, goodbye

Oh, I'm a man of many wishes
I hope my premonition misses
But what I really feel my eyes won't let me hide
‘Cause they always start to cry
‘Cause this time could mean goodbye
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