If asked to select my genre of choice, ordinarily I hate to peg myself to just one, since I have an eclectic ear and enjoy all genres of music. Here's my secret truth: my favorite is standard jazz. I could listen to Tony Bennett, Nat King (or Natalie) Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and the like all day, every day, and never stop smiling and/or crying.
The chords are so thick and luxe, I sometimes don't even listen to the lyrics. But when I do, those lyrics are so soulful and real. It's like they've taken everything I've ever felt and will ever feel and mashed it up into the sweetest, perfectly warm and smooth cup of hot chocolate you can imagine. This stuff is unbeatable from where I sit.
It's not the pale moon that excites me,
that thrills and delights me, oh no
It's just the nearness of you