Chills. It’s the voice that does it, and the “Stop it / stop it / stop it” call and response. It’s magical, and beautiful, and all vocal warblers and trillers should pay close attention: this is how to sing. I mean, it helps if you just happen to have a voice that’s like a force of nature, but you still have to know how to use it.

Middle Cyclone was Neko Case’s first US top 10 album, dropping into the chart at number 3.

As well as her stellar solo work, Neko Case is a member of The New Pornographers. Coming up next in the Creative itch playlist: The New Pornographers - Crash Years