Friday, May 14, 2010
I was trying to come up with some "serious" reason to detour from movie talk and bring up what's been my obsession for more than a week: Kylie Minogue's new single All the Lovers.
I thought about making a short dissertation on how this is shaping into the year of mythology (seriously what's up with all the Greek references in pop culture this year?).
However I decided any attempt to intellectualize the song would rob it of its anthem-like nature.
If you haven't listened to it go here.
I know Kylie's not everyone's cup of tea (last year people in NYC had no idea who she even was) but All the Lovers has crossover appeal.
It helps that the song reaches almost cinematic levels (it's more epic than Clash of the Titans, Agora and Percy Jackson combined!) especially when it arrives to an instrumental bridge that simply takes over you.
It's also more romantic, angsty and heartbreaking than any movie released this year so far, if Valentine's Day and Dear John had reached even 0.001% of the love rush this song does, they'd be amazing movies.
So OK go listen to it and join me on the dancefloor.