Is VV Brown Brilliant Or Rubbish Or What?
Take a look at this video a second. It's called 'Crying Blood' and it's by a new singer called VV Brown, and I have no idea what to make of it. It is clearly a song which demands a certain amount of attention, and one which will probably remain in the brains of anyone who hears it for years to come. It's upbeat, lively, fun, colourful and could be used as an antidote for anyone who is suffering from prolongued exposure to the icy wastes of Snow Patrol.
Whether this is wholly a good thing or not is another issue entirely.
All I really know is this:
I know that the bit where she sings the title of the song is the least sonically appealing bit of the whole song, as it is a bit too pleased with itself.
I know that the bits immediately before and after are much, much better.
I know that wearing your hair like it's a flat cap probably won't catch on.
I know that something is reminding me of Girls Aloud, and Fatboy Slim, and Little Jackie, and that this can only be a good thing.
I know that the rocksnobs are going to HATE this.
I know that this doesn't necessarily mean that they are wrong.
I know that it really is astonishingly perky. Possibly TOO perky.
I know that if VV had auditioned for The X-Factor, she'd have been edited to look like a hopelessly deluded, talentless nutbag.
I know that this says more about The X-Factor than it does about VV Brown.
I know that she has already performed it on Later With Jools on the same show as Metallica, and I bet Lars told James he hated it, and then secretly downloaded it straight away. Kirk will have said that he kind of liked it.
I know that I kind of like it.
I know that I will not feel like this if it is a big hit single and on the radio all the time.
I know that if you were to hear this song once every hour for as little as a week, you'd probably be thinking of buying some form of sniper rifle.
I know that this does not necessarily make it a bad song.
I know that this may be why VV Brown's hair is like that. It may need to be bulletproof.
Would anyone else like to venture a thought? I've got the CD on my desk and I don't know whether to file it or bin it. I need HELP, people!