Friday, July 20, 2012

"White Light" by George Michael

After his harrowing health ordeal and coma last year, George Michael has recorded a song seemingly about close calls, randomness, life, death, and fate. Kate Moss plays Lady Luck in the video. She tosses a coin to see if you will live or die... powerful image. And the music is equally as powerful. I like how Michael's music over the years has gotten more complex and darker (listen to "Cars and Trains" about suicide, or "Precious Box" about the isolation of modern culture, both from his album "Patience") while still retaining its dance-music usefulness.

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