Emiliana Torrini has been nominated for a Best Dance Song Grammy award for her song "Slow," which she wrote and produced, and which is performed by performed by Kylie Minogue (be sure to have the volume on when you click on Kylie's site...a sample of "Slow" is in rotation).
Emiliana's beautiful lyrics and exqusite voice made me fall in love with her music since first hearing "To Be Free" from Love in the Time of Science in 2000. Go here and click on the mp3 samples to hear small gems of her works. She has, in my mind, a certain sweet way of building her music that evokes ever-evolving universalities in love and lonliness. I picture myself on a windy hilltop surging with compassion and with joy, and with loss. Her accent in English when singing is very like that of our other 2004 Grammy-nominee, Björk and they are both incredible songwriters, but each has her own unique way of presenting truths through music.
Emiliana is a genuinely nice person and fully deserves this honor. Congratulatiuons, Ms Torrini!