Sheryl Crow never ceases to amaze me. I was just listening to MVY Radio online out of Martha’s Vineyard, and her latest single, “Shine Over Babylon” came on. The song is from her album ‘Detours’, which doesn’t come out until February 2008.
“Shine Over Babylon” is a brilliant song. Sheryl Crow is reunited with producer Bill Bottrell (‘Tuesday Night Music Club’) and the mix and the instrumentation on the track is great and it’s very well produced. The chorus is infectious, the verses are welcoming and the song as a whole gives me that feeling of wanting to “do something exciting” when I hear it. I like the way Sheryl is singing on the track – her slightly delayed or syncopated style phrasing along with the vocal effects are cool.
In a short video clip of Sheryl in the studio recording “Shine Over Babylon”, she says that the song was “inspired by what’s going on politically and what’s going on socially around all of us…an end of the world song, but with hope”.
Watch behind the scenes footage in the studio, Sheryl Crow – “Shine Over Babylon” video clip:
Video includes Sheryl, producer Bill Bottrell and her songwriting partner Jeff Trott.
Shine Over Babylon MP3 on amazon.com
By: Jenny May