It had been a long while since I heard Roberta Flack‘s classic love song. Well, until this afternoon that is. It was featured on a TV commercial today, and when I heard it from the other room, it hit me square in the chest. Then about an hour later I read online that someone on the X Factor in the UK performed it last night to rave reviews. (If you ask me, it was a pretty awful rendition.)
Still, Roberta Flack’s version IS the definitive version, and it remains a beautiful and powerful song even today. Certainly stopped me in the middle of my day and caught my attention.
So if you need a little tug at your heartstrings, click here to watch a performance from many years ago…