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Alice Smith Lets Us In On Her ‘Mystery’ For NPR Music’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ Series

(Photo Credit: Liam James Doyle/NPR)

As anyone who's listened to her 2006 album For Lovers, Dreamers, And Me or her 2013 set She knows, Alice Smith is musical bae. She's not only drop dead gorgeous, but her voice and music are undoubtedly breathtaking. Of course, as she is wont to do, she's taken another lengthy hiatus between albums. But don't fret, as it looks like some newness from the "Love Endeavor" singer is on the way. Don't believe us? Well, you need look no further than her recent performance for NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series for proof.

While many of the acts that grace the desk for the series often serve up a few classic and current hits, Alice decided to differ from the norm and offer up three brand new tracks during her nearly 15-minute set. The singer, surrounded by her band and singers, kicked things off with a dreamy, lush track that she announced was called "Mystery." It found her confronting a lover whom she sings is "not the man you're claiming" as she lamented about what has transpired between them. She followed that up with an as-yet-untitled track that picks up the pace a bit more, though it still fits in her smooth wheelhouse and showcased her beautiful harmonies with the backing singers. She ended it with the haunting "Something," a smoky, searing love ballad floating on piano chords and buoyed by beautiful backing harmonies. Like she sings on the song, there's just something about the way that Alice does what she does that will always keep us coming back for more.

We're not sure when we can expect the next album from Alice Smith to arrive, but based on this stellar performance, we'll definitely be here for it when it does. See for yourself below.


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