One of my favourite video discoveries of this year has been this sweet little number from little known Canadian experimental singer songwriter Christine Leakey. Its one of those songs where the song title sums up everything you expect it to be and that is Lovely.
It’s like as if she has taken some of the DNA from Minnie Rippertons Les Fluers and tried to ram it in a specimen jar with Kate Bush’s DNA strands. Ultimately everything about this song is big and colourful with luscious sounds. It almost bounces along with a calypso feel serenaded by strings, Flute, piano and very subtle guitar lines.
The video its self feels like as if Christine is welcoming us into her magical kingdom, lots bright colours, clips of vintage black and white films merged together. It is very dreamy and kind of makes me want to run off into her world and sing with her. It is Lovely by name and Lovely by nature.