Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Grace Jones is 60... and can still kick your ass

Here's Grace Jones' latest video. It's for the lead single off the album she is scheduled to drop this fall. (I hope it does come to be. Grace is forever scheduled to drop a new album, and sometimes she even gives us a new single as a tease. Then... nada.) This new shit is pure, classic Grace. Song, visuals and vibe. She's a perfect example of someone who has created a larger-than-life persona that would have swallowed a mere mortal whole, but 60-year-old Grace is a titan. No matter how many substances might be carbonating her bloodstream at any given time, no matter how out-of-her-head she may seem or actually be, she's always in control of "Grace," whose signature song and philosophical anthem could well be "She's Out of Control." This video shows Jones both playing up and playing with her otherworldy-alien-kindamuthafuckinscary persona, bringing it firmly into the here and now but staying absolutely true to who she has been. Legacy, present and future all rolled into one. And the lyrics are just my cup of tea, dropping menacing commentary on the menace of corporate culture and the hold it has on us all. Ladies and gentlemen, Grace Jones...

2 comments:

Undercover Black Man said...

You're on top of the hip shit as always, Ernest.

Anonymous said...

Unbridled excellence. Thanks for keeping us all up to speed.