Lennox & I were born somehow old & pensive & just a tad more than a week apart. All her pain was poured into her songs. I gasped at the intensity projected in that powerful, luscious voice, but I feared for her sanity & my sanity as well. She is My Diva & one of my favorite artists ever.
Her next door neighbor- Sting insists she has a light side, & she hates being seen as a tragic figure, but she's conscious that crusading on behalf of HIV related causes doesn't lighten her image. Lennox: "There's nothing worse than someone who takes themselves terribly seriously. I want to avoid becoming a parody. Maybe I am already & I don't know it."
I believe her to be a person of conviction and passion she is as genuine as they get. All her solo works find the darkness & pull light from it anyway. They doesn’t deny despair, but they don’t suggest there’s nothing else. Lennox's videos are works of art, but I have chosen a live performance for your consideration: