Track 12: I Wanna Be Loved
There must be something that happens when a woman turns 40. It was almost like flipping a switch for me. I was finally ready for something real. The lyrics are incredibly honest and vulnerable and strong. I HAD to sing this song. I wish I could have written it.
Who’s Responsible: Shirley Horn
Instrument: Piano / Vocals
The Connection: I’ve just been a huge fan of hers forever. She always had such an intimacy to her sound…like she was whispering in your ear. I don’t think I’ve known a singer who enjoyed space as much as her. She was also an amazing pianist. Never too fancy, she just put her chords in the right places.