By: Caitlin Hoffman
Ira Perez is one heck of a one woman show. Her voice is jazz, candlelight dinners, quiet secrets, smoky nightclubs. Another element of YouTube that makes me stop scorning the internet for a millisecond. Sheâ€™s real talent, and I bless cyberspace for making her known to me.
Glad to say her talent has not gone unnoticed. Sheâ€™s been picked up by a legit indie label and won the Houston Press award for Best Female Vocals in 2010. Her album is on the way, and for now sheâ€™s honouring our ears with original pieces and sundering covers.
One such cover is her rendition of Bruno Marsâ€™ Grenade. Her low-key crooning makes the concoction all the more pensive, sensitive.
Sheâ€™d catch a grenade for ya. Would you do the same?