Corinne Bailey Rae has been a poetically wistful and enchanting singer/songwriter and guitarist whose vocal characteristics move through listeners with unforgettable warmth. Whether her vocals are adorning a gleefully romantic single, a sexy and steamy R&B cut, a minimalist, moody introspective track, or an upbeat, optimistic one, Rae’s vocal stylings are like the cozy sweater that looks good with everything. Rae first charmed the mainstream music scene back in 2006 with a self-titled album that earned her three Grammy nominations. On her new album The Heart Speaks in Whispers “The Skies Will Break” leads into the album with runs of bright piano, yet the picture painted and words sung speak to imminent victory after struggle, or about a doomsday that breaks way to bliss. No doubt, it’s elegant and anthem worthy. From the soft powerhouse “Walk On” to “Green Aphrodisiac,” the latter further shines with the aid of music wonder Esperanza Spalding. Members of the group KING also collaborated on the album. The Heart Speaks in Whispers is as breezy, easy, and as powerful as you need it to be.