Thursday, December 27, 2007

Good Golly, By Jolly, This Is Really Good! #28

Closing up this year’s version of Good Golly, is the very ethereal yet hauntingly beautiful, Bat For Lashes’ ‘What’s a Girl to Do’. It seems like almost everyone in the world has heard of them, except well, me, but I figured it’s never too late to jump on the bandwagon, before it really moves on even further ahead.

Lead by Pakistani-born Brit, Natasha Khan, the music of Bat for Lashes contains elements of wonder and mystique that weaves in seamlessly through each song structure that’s evident in their debut, Fur and Gold. I personally love the whole enticing image accompanying the music plus the nice touch of the exotic name, Natasha Khan which had me wondering at first. But after discovering that she was half Pakistani, it all seemed to make sense now. (I don’t know if this is any relevant but I’ve a lecturer from Pakistan that goes by the name of Sheroz Khan; don’t you just wish of having unique, foreign names such as these?)

Credit definitely goes more to video than song for the unconventional, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that idea and approach. The video completely defined the music for what it truly is, without the need of using major, state of the art special effects. Music as unique and inspiringly beautiful as this, will no less generate plentiful ideas for music video directors, but one can only be deemed a genius when you choose something out of the usual and the typical, and opt for something different, and one that’s truly original and that’s able to inspire even more-- totally deserving for that spot in the top videos of 2007.

Bat for Lashes – What’s a Girl to Do?

Watch the fab video of Bat For Lashes' 'What's a Girl to Do?' here»

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