Aretha Franklin died this past year and it broke my heart. Her voice is effortless and her legacy is timeless. I was lucky enough to see her in the Spring of 2017. I bought those tickets figuring I needed to see her before she either (A) lost her voice, (B) got too old/sick to perform or (C) died.
Unfortunately for humanity, it was (C). In a weird way though, no concert tickets I’ve ever purchased felt more justified than these after she passed.
Vox put together this absolutely brilliant 10-minute video disecting her voice. It’s absolutely worth a watch.
Rest in Soul Aretha.