Keren Ann bouge à la 'Vogue' de Madonna dans la vidéo "My Name Is Trouble".
Keren Ann shows a new side of her sound on ‘101’
By James Reed
Globe Staff / June 3, 2011
Keren Ann dances in her new video. Sort of. For "My Name Is Trouble," the pulsating electro-pop confection from her new album, the singer-songwriter does a series of moves that are this close to being seductive, like a halfhearted attempt to strike a pose a la Madonna in the video for "Vogue."
Peering dead into the camera with a pitch-black bowl cut and ruby-red lips, Keren Ann looks like she’s dancing only because she knows you’re watching. A sly smile finally creeps across her face toward the end of the song.
The dancing is worth mentioning only because her fans have revered Keren Ann for the intensity and beauty she usually finds in restraint. Over the course of a decade, Keren Ann has epitomized the soundtrack to sleepy Sunday mornings. Her songs, a heady blend of acoustic folk and ethereal pop, were made for rainy days spent staring out windows.
But "101," her new album released in March, marks a departure for Keren Ann, who performs at the Institute of Contemporary Art on Thursday. She allowed herself to be more playful and freewheeling amid the more earnest ballads. At 37, she’s more comfortable with revealing more than just one side of her personality.
With Chris Garneau
At: ICA, June 9, 8 p.m. Tickets: $22. 617-876-4275, www.worldmusic.org
Full interview here: Keren Ann
Source: The Boston Globe.