Discovery: Janet Blair

Janet Blair is a classically-trained musician with a penchant for the epic in her new track I am Sorry.

By Graeme Smith

As you can tell from its title, I am Sorry is an apology. Yet, there is a touch of the unexpected in the lyrics. The apology centres around a subject that is under-covered in music – being disingenuous with love. Janet explores the subject through metaphor and delivers it with some impressively high vocals in the chorus. The track is a slow build to an epic finish.

I found a touch of Joanna Newsom in Janet’s music. Vocally, they’re very different but there is a similarity in their modern use of classical instruments and use of imagery in the lyrics.

I am Sorry is unlike anything else you’ll hear today. I guarantee it. Check it out below.