Ida Corr (1977- ) is a Danish singer, best known for singing “Let Me Think About It”, a song she did with Dutch DJ Fedde Le Grand. It hit number two in Britain in October 2007. By the start of 2008 it was the number one dance song in the world.
It is one of those songs I can play over and over and over again. And it sticks in your head. I especially like the horns. There are not enough horns in songs these days.
The music video is good too. The director said it was Prince meets Robert Palmer. Like a Robert Palmer video, the instruments are played by beautiful, soulless, look-alike women. They all wear the same lingerie, big afro hair and sunglasses. Of course.
Ida Corr seems like a singer from the days of disco in the 1970s, a poor man’s Keyshia Cole. She grew up on American R & B, listening to the music of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Prince and others.
Some would call her a soul singer. But she lives in Europe, a world where boys play with their machines to make dance music. That is why she calls her sort of music electro soul and her latest disc of songs “RoboSoul” (2006). On the cover she is half woman, half machine.
Her mother is Danish but her father came from the Gambia in Africa. Her name is Gambian, not Danish. She grew up in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. By age six she was playing drums, by nine she was singing Aretha and Stevie songs in the streets of Aarhus with a band she had formed. By age 11 she won the first ever nationwide children’s song contest in Denmark.
She sang in different bands, like the girl band Sha Li Mar. Starting at age 16 she made a living as a backing singer for acts like Gnags.
In 2005 at age 27 she came out with her first album, “StreetDiva”. She could have come out with an album much sooner, but she wanted to write and produce the songs herself. She did, with the help of producer MoTrack. All the songs on “StreetDiva” were written so they can be sung to an acoustic guitar.
“StreetDiva” made her famous in Denmark and brought her to the attention of Fedde Le Grand.
“Let Me Think About It” is not their first song together. They also did “Mirror 07.07.07”, which they performed at Live Earth at the seventh minute of the seventh hour of the seventh day of the seventh year of the millennium.
She sings in English and can speak it too. That made working with Fedde Le Grand possible.
Only time will tell whether she will be more than a one-hit wonder.