The title may not be official, but never mind, she is the queen (and occasionally the king too). She is a consummate professional, a great singer, a feeling human being, and a serial collaborator. If she is singing, I’m listening. As someone in the youtube comments wrote, “you don’t need auto-tune if it’s built in.” Neko is one of the lead singers of the New Pornographers but I feel I need to pay homage to her as a solo artist first because, well,… she is the queen. Get her on your recording and you win.
I’ll post the New Pornographers another time, but for now, just enjoy her performance, her voice, and if you feel the need, you may bow.
I’ve attached two videos. The first a live performance from Letterman and the second a more recent video which explains my parentheses above.
I took the blurry photo above at a free Neko Case concert in New York on the pier in 2012. Check out the comments on youtube to see some serious admiration.