Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jay Brannan - Beautifully


This is the second single from Jay's upcoming album, Rob Me Blind but I first heard it as one of the original songs off his album, In Living Color.  When I first heard it, I fell madly in love with the song because I think that at some point in my life, more often than not, I had these exact feelings.  How is it that you can be so in love with someone but they can't or won't return the feelings.  You know that you are the right person for them and you know how much better your life would be with them in it, but they just don't see it.  On the other side of the coin, how does it feel to have someone so in love with you but no matter how hard you try, you can't return the feelings.  The emotion this song evokes is so powerful and real it's impossible not to be moved.

The video is an amazing take on the song and I love that it's a period piece.  The treatment adds so much character to the song and I think that it was an amazing choice all around.  The actors all do fantastically in their parts and it adds another layer of complexity to the song.  I can't wait until the album comes out because this year has already been a great year for independent artists and Jay is one of my favorite artists.