Posts Tagged ‘figure skating’

December 7, 2017

The year is closing out rather splendidly for a Sufjan Stevens fan like me. Aside from his new The Greatest Gift mixtape that just dropped recently, he surprised us today with a new one off single named Tonya Harding (not affiliated with the movie about the infamous figure skater arriving soon). And what a gorgeous folktronica and chamber pop song it is, heavily drenched in melancholy, with a bit of a cheeky undertone if you catch all the lyrics. In a way, the story of Tonya Harding is tragic, yet so American. It’s about the fall of an amazing athlete, who succumbed to her demons and became tabloid fodder for the world. We get to watch one of Tonya Harding’s routines, an undeniably pristine performance, while we listen to Sufjan Stevens coos in his mellow, laid back fashion. Seeing that perfection only adds to the sadness of how everything turned out. To get that close to pure excellence and to descend in such a fashion, it’s like a Greek tragedy, or nearly Shakespearean, in a way. Tonya Harding is out on Asthmatic Kitty. Stream/download, here.

OFFICIAL VID: Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont feat. Malin – Safe With You

August 21, 2013

Do you remember this catchy track I shared back in June? The collaboration between producers Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont received the music video treatment, and as someone who used to love watching figure skating, it’s some mesmerizing stuff. It’s like less trippy Cyriak video art meets pairs figure skating! The catchy electropop track features none other than Malin of Niki & The Dove on vocals. She has such an easily recognizable Scandinavian voice. 

OFFICIAL VID: Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont feat. Malin – Safe With You

August 21, 2013

Do you remember this catchy track I shared back in June? The collaboration between producers Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont received the music video treatment, and as someone who used to love watching figure skating, it’s some mesmerizing stuff. It’s like less trippy Cyriak video art meets pairs figure skating! The catchy electropop track features none other than Malin of Niki & The Dove on vocals. She has such an easily recognizable Scandinavian voice. 

OFFICIAL VID: Grizzly Bear – Yet Again

September 27, 2012

Fittingly, I just threw Grizzly Bear’s new album Shields in my CD changer this morning for some good listening. I’ve already heard most of the album via online stream previously, and I know it’s a brilliant album. However, nothing beats listening to albums in high volume surround sound while cruising in your car. Yet Again was a track off the album that was previewed early on to much acclaim. Here’s the Emily Kai Bock directed video for the single. The video was also executive produced by the all too awesome The Creators Project in partnership with Warp Records. In some ways, the video seems to be a far less dark and twisted figure skater’s Black Swan (can you tell I’m a huge Aronofsky fan? can ya? huh? huh?).