Monday, 31 May 2010
Spring into a Strut
The more I see this costume, the more I appreciate it, especially because there hasn't been a repeat. When I see the hair, it reminds me of a Labyrinthine Bowie and those trousers have shades of harlequin in them but they also creep around like a pair of serpents. I absolutely love the part of this song where Adam does a little hippy tribal dance around an imaginary camp fire, summoning down the spirits of hedonism. It's also because it feels perhaps like a child pretending to be an aeroplane — a moment completely free of inhibition — which hasn't been that common lately because of the staged pop numbers. There are other parts of the song where I get the same feeling, like just after the climax when he jumps from side-to-side — moves that I can't imagine a choreographer would ever put into a routine.
The core of this song has to be that sassy strut and seeing it for the first time was jaw-dropping. He's very aloof but so OTT that he pulls it off with such poise as to make any catwalk model weep. I remember celebrating it with a 'Whoop!' so I've added a little emphasis on it in the video. I also laughed at his little jiggle immediately after, just in case anyone was taking him too seriously. At the end, he breaks out of fierce to become all sweet and smiles. It's a strong vocal, with a couple of marginally flat notes but plenty of magnificent big ones too. The bassline coupled with Adam's energy really do make you feel good enough to strut, and after watching it, I might just do that. Feel free to come and join me!
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