Posts Tagged ‘Marilyn Monroe’

March 31, 2016

Netherlands based, Iranian born dark siren Sevdaliza was at the top of my list of acts to catch at SXSW a couple weeks ago, so I made it a priority to make my way out to one of the buzzing singer songwriter and producer’s many performances in Austin. Sure enough, Sevdaliza did not disappoint, sensually writhing and hauntingly cooing on stage. It was obvious that the whole of the crowd was utterly transfixed by her dark and seductive electronic R&B/pop. I found myself instantaneously looking forward to the next time I get to see Sevdaliza perform, hopefully right here in San Francisco. Lest you forgot how magnificent her FKA Twigs and Ibeyi evoking music can be, let’s watch the mysterious new music video for her song Marilyn Monroe. The song itself is both fragile and consuming, provocative and honest. Its video represents a struggle with Sevdaliza’s future self in finding spiritual truth through computed experiences. Marilyn Monroe is part of Sevdaliza’s stunning Children Of Silk EP, available from iTunes.

June 18, 2015
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I’ve been bewitched and wooed thoroughly by a producer and singer named Sevdaliza. The artist, who was born in Iran and raised in the Netherlands, is spellbinding on her new song Marilyn Monroe, co-produced with Mucky. I’ve never heard of Sevdaliza until today, but her level of mystique, and the haunting beauty of her music, is exceptional. She reminds me of FKA Twigs, with some Ibeyi. Sevdaliza’s music feels raw and exposed, provocative yet honest. Marilyn Monroe is fragile and consuming at the same time… And come to think of it, that can be said of both the historical figure or this song. Perhaps that’s exactly what Sevdaliza was going for on her astonishing new single. 

OFFICIAL VID: Lana Del Rey – National Anthem

June 27, 2012

As promised, here’s the full video for Lana Del Rey’s National Anthem starring A$AP Rocky. It begins with a rendition of the famed Marilyn Monroe happy birthday performance. LDR’s voice definitely fits the billing and if there’s anyone who should play Marilyn Monroe in yet another biopic or Broadway musical, it should be her. So the question is… is LDR Marilyn Monroe here or is she Jackie O or… is she the embodiment of all women JFK had a history with? Whoo I’m going over my own head on this… time to just enjoy the captivating video and get the wonderful song stuck deep within my head again. There’s something magical about the vintage tragedy in this, like looking at old photographs while a scratchy record plays. A good video adds to the impact of a song, and I had some chills by the time I got to the end of this video with the new spoken word addendum. Whewwww… Time to watch it again. Just when I thought there’s nothing new to find and feel in National Anthem….