PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Singer Natalie Weiss, of "Breaking Down the Riffs," Shares Her "Riff List"

By Michael Gioia
30 Oct 2013

"Big White Room" (Jessie J). In 2009, I used to have the video of Jessie J singing "Big White Room" in her bathroom on REPEAT. I had NEVER heard a voice like that before. Such agility. Such an amazing tone. An amazing moment for me was when I saw her private industry showcase in NYC before she was really big in the U.S. I screamed out "BIG WHITE ROOM!" because I wanted her to sing it. She looked at me and said (in her heavy British accent), "Didn't you cover 'Big White Room' on YouTube? This girl's got more hits than me!" I DIED. She's the coolest.