You’ve probably heard that comedy is all about delivery.
Well timed punch lines delivered in a certain style of expression are what make comedians stand out and be funny.
The same is true of music.
You hear a singer sing and you can tell how much he/she feels what’s she’s singing. Is she just trying to hit the right notes or is she trying to convey to the full extent-the feel of the song. The song “Nothing Compares to You” would not be sung the same by Rebecca Black as it was by Sinéad O’Connor. I would argue she does it better than the man who wrote it, Prince.
Even in hip hop where there’s no singing per say. The way an Emcee throws down a verse is incredibly important. Think of the attitude that Kanye throws behind his lines.
Delivery is important.
Sinéad’s Version of “Nothing Compares to You”
Prince original (live)
Dave Chappelle Bit