>The songstresses who inspire Alison Moyet

The songstresses who inspire Alison Moyet

The former Yazoo frontwoman returns later this month with her seventh solo album, The Turn. Here, she tells us about some of the women who have influenced her

Monday October 8, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Melanie Safka

Safka’s voice is often described as fragile and vulnerable, but it has a clear, open-throated howl of a top end that hits you in the stomach, then falls into a whisper in a beat. Every casual word is placed like she’s in conversation. What strikes me about her is that her music holds me in my middle age as much as it ever did in my adolescence.

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