En Lefko earworm numero dos. I find it difficult to believe that there is a song that out-happies “Don’t Worry Be Happy” (which, once again, is not by Bob Marley. Milkas, a musician I met in the army, mentioned once that what Bobby McFerin can do with his voice is out of this world, and I’ve been curious about him since then).
This one was a Life in Technicolor II-level earworm that had infested my mind for absolute months. Couldn’t find it anywhere and looking for “Amy Winehouse-sounding voice” or “black-sounding voice”, or downloading Adele’s discography didn’t take me very far.
How I solved the problem? I took the situation apart and thought that, if anywhere, I would have probably heard the song on En Lefko, one of the best radio stations in Athens and the only one I keep having on while driving important military people around. I found the collection they published with the songs they allegedly popularised in Greece. I found Kovacs and Diggin’ and the rest was easy. After I found it, I could clearly remember listening to it once while running sometime in Summer 2015. That’s when, you know, Greece was apparently ready to collapse. Honestly, I’m gonna have to dedicate another couple of posts to the songs that became my earworms thanks to En Lefko.
Sweet relief. This woman is jaw-dropping, and I’m not just talking about her voice.