Monday, October 22, 2012

My Music Monday

It is another long song for My Music Monday.

Generally, I do like the longer pieces of music. While I do appreciate the sometimes radio-friendly 3:30 pieces, the ones that lengthier usually have a bit more substance and have the ability to change over the course of needle laser hitting the disk until the song ends.

Last week's Geo Michael song was kind of like that.  This week's song, Sin√©ad O'Connor's  "Troy" is very much like that.

"Troy" starts off very low and low key....and it builds and builds and builds to a louder and angrier piece. You could say it is the epitome of O'Connor herself.

The song is from her debut diskThe Lion and the Cobra, which is arguably her strongest and most consistent record. It is almost six and one-half minutes, but totally worth it.  The music is good, her voice has great control - from the purposefully muted singing at the beginning to the loudness at the end.

The video is very 1987 - missing frames to make it look choppy - but it is also done well, especially for a then unknown artist.

2 comments:

Erik Rubright said...

I don't recall ever having seen the video for "Troy". Very well done. Although, I now feel like I was watching a combination of Natalie Portman giving birth, and a Red Hot Chili Pepper video.

Ur-spo said...

I put these on first as 'background' so I can hear the song before seeing the video; I found this haunting and well done; thanks for sharing it.