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And Your Keira Knightley Can Sing

I'm impressed by the fact Keira Knightley - gorgeous, gracefully aloof, talented - can sing! Yesterday, while working, I listened to the "Begin Again" soundtrack. As expected, it's catchy and well-done. That's not a huge surprise, though, since the team behind "Begin Again" is the team behind 2007's beloved "Once" (and Glen Hansard is partially responsible for songwriting duties.)  

And from what I've read of "Begin Again," it's essentially a repurposed "Once" set across the Atlantic. With Adam Levine (bleh.)



So, that aside, the film is getting decent reviews and I'll probably see it at some point. However, Keira Knightley has been getting some glowing feedback for her vocal chops in the movie.  

This was the biggest prompt in me seeking the soundtrack out on Spotify. Even Adam Levine - bleh, again - has some shining moments.

I die.
At first, Keira's voice takes some getting used to. It's very soft, unexpectedly so. But when given the right vehicle - and some songs, chiefly "Like a Fool," aren't the vehicles- it works. Like "Tell Me If You Want to Go Home"- 


This song is a charmer. Like, I am not being facetious here at all- this is one of my favorite songs I've heard this year. If you like kind of fluffy, NPR-type, singer-songwriter music, check out Keira's take on this. It's gold. 

As for the movie itself? I'll find out soon.

Now: Can Keira dance? She is married to one of the members of the Klaxons, so...






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