There are some days that music I listen to just fits the moment for me. It is not always like that, sometimes I just cannot find the right tune. But listening to this was just at the right moment. Especially the last song of side A: You can sleep while I drive. I really like Melissa’s voice.
Brave and crazy is Etheridge’s second studio album, it came out in 1989. Talking about coming out: when I heard You can sleep while I drive for the first time, I always imagined she was singing about another woman. It took her until 1993 to openly come out as a lesbian. It might of course be that I heard it way later, but how was that for others? Was her secret just so much not a secret as George Michael’s at the time?