Dancing Girls and Minotaurs. Such are the rock star demands of My Morning Jacket front man Jim James, for this wonderfully surreal video for the jaunty A New Life.
And the award for use of stock video footage goes to…
We haven”t got much to add to the noise regarding the surprise return of David Bowie, except to say that there is a faded glory to this new single, that had this blogger moist of eye this morning. (You’ll find it here when this YouTube rip is taken down).
Dems is made up of three extremely talented guys and they’re back with a cracking new tune, called Christabel. It’s got a haunting sound to it with its mix of the vocals and woozy melody. This, along with a very well shot video = a feast for the senses…tuck in!
Interesting fact: I wanted an interesting fact so I asked and…the inspiration for the song and video comes from a poem of the same name by Samuel Coleridge (ooerr!)
There is a bittersweet nature to this track, It feels really uplifting to me, with beautifully layered textures and a simple, delicate vocal line. Then I reread the notes accompanying it in our inbox, which described it as melancholic. That’s also an accurate description.
Can you even have uplifting melancholy ? I think D.G. just proved that you can.