Great cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” by one of my current music obsessions, Jeb Havens.
Jeb sings with a great edge and clarity in his vocals; and he has an honest, open connection to what he’s singing about.
Notice his eye contact with the camera – not afraid to stay connected to his audience. And his transitions from one lyric to the next make sense as a storyteller. Very in the moment without being over the top or heavy-handed.
This video comes from his series of “Closet Covers” shot literally in his closet. I imagine the clothes help dampen outside noises for recording purposes, but it also seems personal and intimate being in his closet with him.
Oh – and he’s pretty easy on the eyes, too. I noticed that 🙂