Yahzarah is a singer's singer. The kind of woman who genuinely does damage to a song and it feels like no one else could do what she does. She's major.
Featured on the standout track on producer Nicolay's 2005 album, Here, Yahzarah alternates between a light and airy vocal and a masterfully controlled intensity in her chest voice. The effect gives you the impression that adoration she feels is a bit wild, unhinged. The airy portions represent a kind of masking that gets ripped off when the chest voice comes out.
It's a meticulously built vocal that reminds me almost of great acting. Every choice exists for a very specific reason, as if she's building more than the emotion of the song but the person who feels this way.