Lighten up with a rendition of a Smokey tune

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I recently "discovered" Emilie Autumn.. The lyrics for this beautiful tune are primarily from Shakespeare.

From the Wiki artilce on Autumn:

Her music encompasses a wide range of styles.[2] Autumn's vocal range registers from contralto to dramatic soprano,[7] and her vocal work has been compared to Tori Amos,[52][53] Kate Bush,[53] and The Creatures.[52] She has released two instrumental albums (On a Day... and Laced/Unlaced), and three which feature her vocals: Enchant, Opheliac, and A Bit o' This & That. The 2003 album Enchant drew on "new age chamber music, trip-hop baroque, and experimental space pop".[52] Autumn layers her voice frequently, and incorporates electronics and electronic effects into her work on Enchant; she also combines strings and piano for some songs, while others feature mainly the piano or violin.[8] The 2006 release Opheliac featured "cabaret, electronic, symphonic, new age, and good ol' rock & roll (and heavy on the theatrical bombast)."[53]

A classically trained musician, Autumn draws influence from plays, novels, and history, particularly the Victorian era.[9][26] She enjoys the works of Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her husband Robert, and Edgar Allan Poe.[9] She incorporates sounds resembling Victorian machinery such as locomotives, which she noted was "sort of a steampunk thing".[26] While a young Autumn cited Itzhak Perlman as an influence because of the happiness she believed he felt when he played, her main musical influence and inspiration is the English violinist Nigel Kennedy.[8] Her favorite singer is Morrissey from The Smiths.[11] She takes inspiration for her songs from her life experiences and mixes in "layers and layers of references, connections, other stories and metaphors".[9] Autumn describes her music and style as "Psychotic Vaudeville Burlesque."[54] She alternatively labels her music and style as "Victoriandustrial'", a term she coined, and glam rock because of her use of glitter onstage.[26][48][55] According to Autumn, her music "wasn't meant to be cutesy" and is labeled as industrial mainly because of her use of drums and yelling.[26] Her adaption of "O Mistress Mine" was praised by author and theater director Barry Edelstein as "a ravishing, guaranteed tearjerker."[56]


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Very lovely song. And the lyrics are beautiful:

"Twelfth Night" is one of the Shakespeare plays I haven't yet read. This makes me want to.

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