Premiere: Hear Cyrille Aimée’s ‘Being Alive’ from the Upcoming ‘Move On: A Sondheim Adventure’


Vocalist Cyrille Aimée displays her appreciation for Stephen Sondheim’s work on an upcoming album, Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (Mack Avenue).

(Photo: Noe Cugny)

Cyrille Aimée’s adoration of Stephen Sondheim’s work is plainly clear after taking a listen to the vocalist’s new album, Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (Mack Avenue).

Below, find the debut of “Being Alive,” a tune featured on the new recording, due out Feb. 22.

Aimée takes the composition from the 1970 musical comedy Company and loosens it up, bringing a different sort of theatricality to the mix. Strings still prop up the song’s opening, but the singer moves her band into salsa territory following the melody’s exposition, adding a joyful tint to the 49-year-old composition.

For more information about Move On, visit the Mack Avenue website. DB

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