This morning, someone posted a flashback to a Sean Cassidy album cover. That led me to a video of Sean Cassidy and his brother David on a late night talkshow. At the end of that interview, “La Roux” was seen prepping for her appearance on the show. My first thought was, interesting choice of hair.
I don’t think she was trying to be sexy, just fun and creative. I like that.
It almost made me want to go into the bathroom and start pointing my hair in different directions. And, the short hair reminded me of how I looked when I was younger. (photo available upon request. :))
Her voice and singing style came across to me as sorta’ like she was doing a mild falsetto, keeping the pitch high throughout the song so that it was more up beat and exciting. It worked.
It called me back to the obnoxious falsetto used by the BeeGees and other that-era groups who used the falsetto to create a unique sound, or OUR SOUND as they liked to say.
I am willing to bet most people, men and women, could sing along to La Roux in a mild falsetto and sound somewhat like she does in this video. That is good, think.
One of my pet peeves with a lot of songs is that I have NO IDEA what the singer is actually saying and that makes the song less memorable. I can still bob my head to the beat and think it is a good song but just beats are less memorable to me than when they are accompanied by a memorable tagline or phrase.
I’m not sure if she has done anything lately but I will definitely have to check it out.