It is becoming increasingly rare to find an artist these days with lyrical depth, melodic strength and vocal purity. With the foundation of the music business slipping on the shifting sand, labels aren't equipped to build long term careers for the artists signed to their revolving door rosters.
Thankfully, Colin Vearncombe, aka Black, has taken the reigns of his career and found a footing in the new web world which allows his dedicated fanbase to easily access his exquisite output. The heartbreaking beauty of his music has resonated with me for more than twenty years. At the moment, IMHO, he's delivering some of his best work ever. As a songwriter, I am deeply humbled and awestruck by his immense talent.
Colin has seen a resurgence over the last few years. He released two magnificent albums in the last twelve months. Some artists can barely scrape together one half-solid longplayer in twice the time. Both "The Given", attributed to his birth name, and "Water On Stone", which is housed under the Black moniker, are epic. Strikingly gorgeous and breathtaking at every turn.
Check out this recently produced mini-documentary about Colin and his music.
If you think Black is little more than "Wonderful Life", I urge you to purchase one of the most recent elpees from the Black/Colin Vearncombe back catalog - or Blackatalog, as so cleverly identified on Colin's official website. Do yourself a favor and bathe in the glorious, sepia tones of his achingly sweet voice. I think you'll agree, he's a singer songwriter for the ages.