Corinne Bailey Rae: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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September 19, 2016 by BOB BOILEN • It's been six years since Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae released her second album, The Sea, so this Tiny Desk concert feels like both a re-introduction and a welcome back. The Sea dealt with the sudden death of her husband, saxophonist Jason Rae; since then, she's married producer Steve Brown, and together they've made a new record called The Heart Speaks In Whispers. That album has this English singer recording with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller and members of the band KING.
There's real joy in this genre-defying performance - just great songs and a unique voice. It's a treat for new fans and old friends alike.
The Heart Speaks In Whispers is available now:
"Paris Nights / New York Mornings"
"Hey, I Won't Break Your Heart"
"The Skies Will Break"
Producers: Bob Boilen, Niki Walker; Audio Engineers: Suraya Mohamed, Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Colin Marshall; Production Assistant: Rachel Horn; Photo: Morgan McCloy/NPR.
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  1. NPR Music
    NPR Music
    6 maanden geleden

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  2. Jorge Luis
    Jorge Luis
    Uur geleden

    o livro deEnoque é apocrifo pq a igreja romana não o colocou no canon sagrado. sim os nefelins são decendentes de anjos com ser humano mulher, eu creio piamente que eles querem criar esses seres novamente. a mitologia esta cheia desses seres, centauro, minotauro, arpia, medusa, sereia, orck, ciclop, sao seres hibridos de animais com humano.

  3. toni tony
    toni tony
    6 uur geleden

    She's like a little angel

  4. Jooyoung Joung
    Jooyoung Joung
    15 uur geleden

    she is so pretty

  5. Chinietzche
    3 dagen geleden

    She's good !!

  6. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    5 dagen geleden

    The Fridge is Full you can torture Me !!!!!!!!

  7. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    5 dagen geleden

    5 Sandwiches are More Yummy than a Mowned Garden !!!!!!

  8. Elijah Teixeira
    Elijah Teixeira
    9 dagen geleden

    Tiny desk really showcases well all that is lovely about Corinne and her music

  9. Javier Armoa
    Javier Armoa
    9 dagen geleden

    The sweetest voice Ever! ♥♥♥

  10. Leah Steffanie Vogel
    Leah Steffanie Vogel
    11 dagen geleden


  11. ONI
    13 dagen geleden


  12. Summer Bummer
    Summer Bummer
    16 dagen geleden

    What a beautiful soul. I've loved her works since forever

  13. magalicious E.
    magalicious E.
    17 dagen geleden

    When I was 10 I got her cd at best buys on clearance. That day it got stuck in my dad cd player in the truck All I listened to for years 😅😅😅😅

  14. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    22 dagen geleden

    Like Transformers ???????

  15. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    22 dagen geleden

    We have Nothing against Cows but we like Meat and Cheese, that's a Problem for Them ......

  16. Kiarra Symone
    Kiarra Symone
    22 dagen geleden

    Omg whaaaat she started it off with my favorite song ever by her 😍😍😍😍

  17. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    22 dagen geleden

    Too Much Plans is a Bad Plan ........

  18. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    25 dagen geleden

    Little Sample .........

  19. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    25 dagen geleden

    I Like Nice Light Girls, you know you can have the Last Word .........

  20. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    25 dagen geleden

    Is she a Coconut Girl ???????

  21. Ingrid Marie Kjelseth
    Ingrid Marie Kjelseth
    26 dagen geleden

    this made my evening of working overtime in my home office, after over a year of covid, so much better

  22. Big T Spicer
    Big T Spicer
    28 dagen geleden

    A warm summer's day made flesh

  23. curi
    Maand geleden

    i've come back not only to listen to her, but to see her smile

  24. diva_ mod
    diva_ mod
    Maand geleden

    so original and unique i love her x

  25. Chris M.R. Santos
    Chris M.R. Santos
    Maand geleden

    she did one of the best british RnB off all times fusing with pop elements...and great lyrics....sort of the same as Erykah badu did in USA

  26. ChicaLista100
    Maand geleden

    La amooooooooo

  27. Kristian Cheyenne Tirado
    Kristian Cheyenne Tirado
    Maand geleden

    I absolutely love Corinne!

  28. Kristian Cheyenne Tirado
    Kristian Cheyenne Tirado
    Maand geleden

    Why did I NEVER know this existed!!!!!??

  29. Awkward Oddysee
    Awkward Oddysee
    Maand geleden

    Whoever is tapping that is a lucky man.

    Maand geleden


  31. L M Butters
    L M Butters
    Maand geleden

    Love Corinne Bailey Rae music!!!!! Who is still enjoying this concert in 2021?!!!

  32. tKoQ
    Maand geleden

    Omgg so beautiful

  33. Jowahn Smith
    Jowahn Smith
    Maand geleden

    Did she do no songs from her first album 💔

  34. John Ganda
    John Ganda
    Maand geleden

    I have watched a lot of Tiny Desks, but this one is particularly affective.

  35. Serket
    Maand geleden

    Wow so glad I came across this. I miss your music. Yesss the sky are breaking

  36. Up Dog
    Up Dog
    2 maanden geleden

    That’s so fire fr

  37. rebeca cristine
    rebeca cristine
    2 maanden geleden

    Ela tinha que cantar no COLORS "the skies will break"... Já quero

  38. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    2 maanden geleden

    You need Fish and Chips !!!!!!!!

  39. JayPee's World of Fun
    JayPee's World of Fun
    2 maanden geleden

    Anyone in 2021? 😘

  40. Faith Talk
    Faith Talk
    2 maanden geleden

    Favorite female artist outside of sade

  41. Bebeto Tandane Jr.
    Bebeto Tandane Jr.
    2 maanden geleden

    Seu Jorge on cajon

  42. Melanie Sankus
    Melanie Sankus
    2 maanden geleden

    Brilliant song 📝 writer. X

  43. Zama Boniwe Mngomezulu
    Zama Boniwe Mngomezulu
    2 maanden geleden

    That singing & smiling combo.

  44. Hanibaram
    2 maanden geleden

    soul melts

  45. 이ᅳ
    2 maanden geleden


  46. ben bell
    ben bell
    3 maanden geleden

    her joy is contagious...thanks for the pure good musical vibes, senora songbird

  47. Scuba DaDuuda
    Scuba DaDuuda
    3 maanden geleden

    I love her music.

  48. W A
    W A
    3 maanden geleden


  49. Tebogo Meshack Mokobane
    Tebogo Meshack Mokobane
    3 maanden geleden

    I love her energy; her smile = cherry on top.

  50. Brent Ingram
    Brent Ingram
    3 maanden geleden

    0:00 Paris Nights / New York Mornings 4:02 Hey, I Won't Break Your Heart 9:38 The Skies Will Break

  51. jason johnson
    jason johnson
    3 maanden geleden

    The vibe on "Skies will break will break" sounds like viva la vida coldplay

  52. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    3 maanden geleden

    What is there after the End of the Universe ????????? The First who answers get a free meal with Corinne !!!!!!!!!

  53. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
    3 maanden geleden

    Light Black Alanis Morisette !!!!!!!!!!!

  54. Mountain Life
    Mountain Life
    3 maanden geleden

    She is really pretty.

  55. Pino Mac
    Pino Mac
    3 maanden geleden

    She has a wonderful contagious smile!! *****

  56. Денис Александрович
    Денис Александрович
    3 maanden geleden


  57. Brad Miller
    Brad Miller
    3 maanden geleden

    She is vanilla, sunshine and fresh linen.

  58. landscpkin
    3 maanden geleden

    This so late but thanks for this good music

  59. edelweiss
    3 maanden geleden

    She's so beautiful

  60. Matthew Wood
    Matthew Wood
    4 maanden geleden

    Her music always improves my mood.

  61. Juan Rubalcava
    Juan Rubalcava
    4 maanden geleden

    Mis mejores deseos para ti que tienes buen gusto musical. *Si tú, que estás viendo el video*

  62. Jaey Paschal
    Jaey Paschal
    4 maanden geleden

    She's so cute. You can tell she LOVES music. That aura can't be faked.

  63. George Gonzalez
    George Gonzalez
    4 maanden geleden

    I love this woman!!! If she can’t put a smile on your face, then... your face is broken.

  64. Kevin Michael Callihan Sr
    Kevin Michael Callihan Sr
    4 maanden geleden

    Each time I watch and know that I feel what I feel when I feel it; a time comes when she brings out a need to be better: like was mentioned earlier, a human equivalent of sunshine!

  65. Cana Lo
    Cana Lo
    4 maanden geleden

    this person is magical

  66. Benjamin Wright
    Benjamin Wright
    4 maanden geleden

    Proves everyone wrong on NLlike that says that musicians of a certain era were the best ever. This is simply incredible and stands up to music of the past and I suspect that of the future.

  67. ok
    4 maanden geleden

    so so so so beautiful. even just her speaking voice

  68. AOEWOA
    4 maanden geleden

    Ahhh those eyes.. I wanna wanna wanna witness.

  69. Lwazi Nzimande
    Lwazi Nzimande
    4 maanden geleden

    "Hey, I won't break your heart, like you broke mine" 5:36 Anyone else notice how she peeped at her husband @5:38?

  70. koda
    5 maanden geleden

    she always got that oh so positive vibe

  71. Lucy Stone23
    Lucy Stone23
    5 maanden geleden

    Such a luminous smile is wonderful !!! Even more enjoying her music!

  72. divashalo 24
    divashalo 24
    5 maanden geleden

    wow i can't believe she didn't do any of her signature songs :( was hoping for like a star especially!

  73. Aline O
    Aline O
    5 maanden geleden

    She doesn't sing well

  74. maddz 2014
    maddz 2014
    5 maanden geleden

    her music is so comforting 🥺

  75. Yokow
    5 maanden geleden

    The fact that there are annoying ads is one thing, but the ad placement is unacceptable

  76. Nicolas Ruiz
    Nicolas Ruiz
    5 maanden geleden

    first saw "Put your records on" when I was like 11 on Vh1. Been in love with her since. Thank you Ms. Rae for always making beautiful songs.

  77. Eunice Alexandria Perez
    Eunice Alexandria Perez
    5 maanden geleden


  78. Wally Vaters
    Wally Vaters
    6 maanden geleden

    One of the best Tiny Desk's concerts I've ever seen. Show stopping performance! Just WOW!!

  79. Brian Sounalath
    Brian Sounalath
    6 maanden geleden

    How did she not age?!

  80. Darrick Smith
    Darrick Smith
    6 maanden geleden

    the smile

  81. Sootho
    6 maanden geleden

    this makes me feel like a 12 year old girl

  82. Al Badar
    Al Badar
    6 maanden geleden

    filem action

  83. Bell
    6 maanden geleden

    this is the best thing I've ever seen

  84. Phillip Nicewaner
    Phillip Nicewaner
    6 maanden geleden

    In general, I'm not a fan of R&B music, but she is amazing. She radiates genuine sweetness and her music is very enjoyable. This was an awesome show.

  85. Rodrigo Bravo
    Rodrigo Bravo
    6 maanden geleden

    Such a wonderful artist and good musicians... to bad the sound mix is AWFUL :(

  86. Khanyisani Masinga
    Khanyisani Masinga
    6 maanden geleden

    Oh my God I loveeeee this women my Gosh🥰🥰❤️❤️

  87. DMG Soul'togetherness
    DMG Soul'togetherness
    6 maanden geleden

    Beautiful.......big up the 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 guitarist with the hat....

  88. Lucien Quintero
    Lucien Quintero
    6 maanden geleden

    Love everything about this!

  89. tinker bell
    tinker bell
    6 maanden geleden

    Faboulous Team Work!!!

  90. tinker bell
    tinker bell
    6 maanden geleden

    EXCEpt for the first song..... You are Awesooooome Lady!

  91. Monique L.
    Monique L.
    7 maanden geleden

    NPR Music, I hope you're switching the pinned comment out periodically, bc I noticed the pin about the Code Switching podcast is only under performances for Black artists and not white artists. White artists get tags for podcasts about lite-hearted topics for Its Been A Minute. What's that all about? Why do Black artists have to carry the message about race relations and not Florence and the Machines or Coldplay? They have huge predominantly white followings that could benefit from learning about code switching. A large portion of followers for Black artist are Black themselves and already know about code switching. If anything, this is just another example of the lazy, performative allyship that so-called liberal companies like NPR try to deceive us with daily. Disappointing. Do better.

  92. Lupita Valverde Vega
    Lupita Valverde Vega
    7 maanden geleden

    Ella debería ser la reina del universo.

  93. Howard Whitehead
    Howard Whitehead
    7 maanden geleden

    Very beautiful, talented.

  94. Darin Cates
    Darin Cates
    7 maanden geleden


  95. Just Cliff
    Just Cliff
    7 maanden geleden

    should’ve been filmed on a tennis court cause this queen SERVED

  96. Jimmy J
    Jimmy J
    7 maanden geleden

    God how much I love this... Her energy is just so touching

  97. X Yeze
    X Yeze
    7 maanden geleden

    Such a light.

  98. ラキモモ
    7 maanden geleden


  99. Thiago Silveira P
    Thiago Silveira P
    7 maanden geleden

    2:02 dat effortless control

  100. Juan Franco
    Juan Franco
    7 maanden geleden

    Cuanta Dulzura!