I get quite obsessed about music when something catches my ear. Channel-surfing last night, I ended up on Later during a performance by Brandi Carlile, who up to that point, I would have said sounded like a relaxing drink in the north of England. Or a porn star.

I couldn’t have been more wrong and after the goosebumps had settled down when she finished her song, The Story, I went scouring around the internet for info. The YouTube video below isn’t the best in terms of sound quality — there are plenty other versions where it’s much much clearer — but there’s something about the power in this one that blows me away.

Have a looky — and a listeny — and, em, preparey to hear a lot more about Ms Carlile in 2008.