Monday, November 12, 2012

Jam of the Week: "Anything Could Happen" by Ellie Goulding


This week's jam is "Anything Could Happen" by Ellie Goulding. Ellie is the latest British pop star making waves in the United States. She rose to fame with her song "Lights", which was playing EVERYWHERE this summer, forcing me to ask: (1) This song has been out forever, why is it just not getting popular? And (2) What the fuck is wrong with her voice? Indeed, good ole E.G. sounds like she's getting strangled after years of smoking four packs a day. But her voice is incredibly fascinating at the same time.

In fact, her voice is so enchanting, that "Anything Could Happen" sounds like a song that would play as you entered a magical world of fairies who all started singing a super catchy, albeit unintelligible, chorus of heavy breathing. The video is equally as interesting as in it doesn't make a lick of sense. Like so many pop stars these days who try so hard to be indie and artsy, Ellie attempts to make a sophisticated music video. I personally think my fairy land idea would've made a better plot line, but whatever.

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