In Defense of KT Tunstall's "Suddenly I See'

This was originally published here.

I have listened to “Suddenly I See” 16 times in a row

It is still a great song. KT Tunstall, also known for the equally fantastic “Black Horse & the Cherry Tree” is grouped into the genre of Female Adult Alternative, also known as ‘Mom Rock’. While, whether this counts as a burn is better answered by someone else, it is plainly obvious that Tunstall is no mere Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, or a quarter of the matriarchy’s finest, The Four Bitchin Babes. Tunstall is in a league of her own, so to speak. 

The shuffling drums, a voice that prehaps smoked one too many cigarettes on the way to the recording studio, a base line that’d fit right in with early Red Hot Chili Peppers, a guitar style copied almost exactly from that band that did “Story of A Girl”, it’s all there. A breakdown that delves deep in your soul and rips out its emotions on a reverb. This is the good shit. I don’t think I can listen to another song every again.

Goodbye, Young Thug. Adios, Future. Sayonara, Kanye. Peace, The Strokes. Ciao, They Might Be Giants. Rest in Peace, The Old 97’s. Arrivederci, Taylor Swift. I’m done with all of you. It’s KT Tunstall from now on, and Tunstall only. The rest of you can kick rocks and leave. I’m over it. No more new songs for me.