There is this 19 years old kid by the name of Fatai from Australia that I’ve bumped into by chance while browsing through YouTube looking for some music to sooth my soul. I was captivated by her talent from the first moment I heard her strum through those strings to the moment she opened her mouth and sang. There is certainly something that words can’t describe when she sings. I’m also impressed by her style of delivery and the way she pronounces the lyrics. She has this thing that makes her dominates and own the song even if it’s not her composition.
Here Fatai is doing a cover version of Diamonds by Rihanna.
There is certainly nothing wrong with going to music school and learn the rules that govern the art of music, but I’m always fascinated by raw talent because I personally believe that’s where most creativity is and this is where many of the rules are broken without even the artist themselves knowing or even caring whether they are breaking them or not….Notice her choice of chords and the way she progress then does the remix.
Watching this video below gives me the sense she was a bit nervous but amazingly enough she was still able to pull a vote from Seal. Going to music school myself, this is where my main concern is with controlled environments and rules yet being expected to give your best. Some might argue that performing under pressure pushes one to the limit and gets the best out of you. Well that might be true but as for Fatai and I maybe we are fine without the pressure.
She is 19 years old and I understand she started singing at the age of 7. I think the future really looks bright for this girl and I think Australia is too small for her, she needs to relocate to the U.S where the markert is bigger and a Hub of the entertainment industry. I’m sure if she meets the right people she can hit the world by storm. On the interim I’m her No.1 fan.