While listening to the Carole King song by coincindence I noticed she sounds like Todd Rundgren but I was wrong.
Rundgren listened to King and he admired her album.
Both songs have a hushed atmosphere.
Rundgren expected the album opener "I Saw the Light" which was the first single from Something/Anything?, to be his big hit, even going as far as to say so in the liner notes rather tongue-in-cheek. However, his re-recording of "Hello It's Me" eclipsed it on the charts - "I Saw The Light" stalled at #16. Both songs displayed his newfound admiration (and subsequent imitation) of Carole King following her Tapestry album.