Love love love Katie Melua. Her new album, “The House” is interesting and hypnotic, anchored by the first release, “The Flood” (see earlier post). Subtle shades of electronica beneath flowing, melodic, artfully structured and sweetly sung songs. The result is unusual and moody.
“A Happy Place” is industrial-chic and beautifully shot in what seems to be a vast studio with an army of androgynous, pale-faced dancers caught in the monotony of a cheerless, factory-based, Orwellian-tinted existence. The beat is syncopated and catchy and the vocals clear and divine.