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John Grant – újabb dalok a Love Is Magic albumról +FRISSÍTÉS: He’s Got His Mother’s Hips – videoklip

2018. augusztus 29., 9:31

A Czars amerikai alternatív rockzenekarból önállósodott dalszerző-énekes John Grant a 2010-2015 közt kiadott három szólóalbuma és seregnyi közreműködése (Hercules & Love Affair, Robbie Williams, Susanne Sundfør, Jarvis Cocker, Elbow, Би-2 stb.) után idén két nagylemezt is jegyez: a Cabaret Voltaire egykori frontemberével közös Creep Show elektronikus szupergrupp Mr Dynamite albuma mellé október 12-én adja ki új Love Is Magic szólóanyagát, melyről a címadó dal és klip után most egyszerre két újabb beharangozó számot is közzétett.

A homoszexualitását és HIV-fertőzöttségét nyíltan felvállaló, és néha groteszk humorú szerzeményeiben is tükröztető bariton hangú trubadúr ezúttal a texasi Midlake basszusgitáros-vokalistájával, Paul Alexanderrel és a Benge művésznév alatt dolgozó brit szintetizátoros-producerrel, Ben Edwardsszal készítette új albumát, melyen a szerelem csodás, ám labilis és abszurd mivoltát tárgyalja. Ebbe a témakörbe beleillik a most bemutatott két új dal is: a lüke diszkó-funk basszusmenetű szintipopos He’s Got His Mother’s Hips a szerző elmondása szerint „egy szánalmas pojácáról szól, aki mindent megpróbál, hogy beférkőzzön egy nő bugyijába, miközben teljesen hülyét csinál magából”, míg a Touch And Go szépséges zongorás balladáját a hosszú évekre katonai börtönbe zárt transzszexuális WikiLeaks-informátor Chelsea Manning (korábbi férfinevén: Bradley Manning) története ihlette.

He’s Got His Mother’s Hips

FRISSÍTÉS: a dal klipje 13 animátor munkájával, a walesi Casey + Ewan duó (Casey Raymond és Ewan Jones Morris) rendezésében!

I think Colonel Mustard
Did it in the billiard room
yeah yeah
They say his salsa workshops
Are a harbinger of doom
yeah yeah
He’s takin’ itsy bitsy
Super pointy stipsies
Straight to the middle of the
Dancefloor
He does the Hokey Pokey
Now the room is getting smokey
He won’t read you your rights
Before they turn out the lights

He’s got his mother’s hips
He does the dippity dip
He’s got delicious quips
He’s got his mother’s hips
He thinks he’s going downtown
And now he’s smacking
His lips

He. Does. Not. Speak
Your. Language.
Watch your back
His tongue is super
Dangerous
He’s got his thigh-highs
And his roller-skates ON
You are rolling the dice
He wants you on thin
ICE
He’s serving cheese fondue
ON the polar bear rug
But the room is bugged
You got MESMERIZED
By the lava lamp
But now the carpet’s damp
He’s tryin’ to sell you some
Stamps

He’s got his mothers’ hips
He’s on an ego trip
He’s got sartorial tips
He’s got his mother’s hips
He thinks he’s going downtown
And now he’s smackin’
His lips
He’s got his mother’s hips
He does the dippity dip
He’s got delicious quips
Now baby
He’s got his mother’s hips
He thinks he’s goin’ downtown
And now he’s smackin’
His lips

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Touch And Go

What have they been telling you
About the way things are?
Could you have foreseen back then
That you would come this far?
It was touch and go there for a while
Don’t you agree?

Did you play with Barbie dolls
When no one else was around?
Pardon me if I sound ignorant
But the change is so profound
What was going through your head
As they struck you down to the ground?

What they think is patriotic
Barely passes for robotic
And not one of them could last
Three minutes in your shoes
The darkness almost swallowed you up
That must have been quite a case
Of the blues

I know that I’m supposed to be
Incensed by what they say you’ve done
But I only feel compassion ‘cause
They’re liars, every one
You’ve been keeping secrets all your life
But now you are done

Chelsea is a butterfly, she metamorphisized
You can’t catch her with your net
‘Cause she is free inside
You can’t stop the progress of the truth
try as you might

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FRISSÍTÉS 2: október 3-án John Grant az Is He Strange című dalt is közzétette a lemezről!

Licorice and nuts
There are no if’s and
There aren’t any buts
He was just there
He was just standing there
He was on an island
In the North Atlantic Ocean
Just minding his own
He was just doing his thing
And in that moment
Everything changed

Is he strange
Or is it you, who never
Saw the light?
Decades of everything wrong
Give way to everything right
But that don’t mean that it will stick
He’s not some flower you can pick

Purples, reds and blues
You act like you have
Never read the news
Now you must choose
What are you going to do?
It’s just good to know that
You can love while you are
Letting Go, look at the snow
Look at it swirl and blow
And you never thought
That tree would grow

Brown Norwegian cheese
Don’t worry who you do
And do not please
At the very least
You’ve got other dead horses to beat
You can’t win or lose
You simply are, and that’s how
He is too, and you’re never
Through, nobody said that
It would be smooth
Now close your eyes
And concentrate on this
Groove

Is he strange
Or is it you, who never
Saw the light?
Decades of everything wrong
Give way to everything right
Baby you’re not strange
You are the only one
Who’s ever been right
I’m just sorry that I let you down
And that’s what keeps me up at night
(not just the Common Snipe)
And I only hope that you can see
That you’ve transformed
This heart inside of me

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Love Is Magic album számlistája az alábbi Bandcamp-lejátszón:

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