Over the weekend I became quite obsessed with a new music video made by Don Kenn for the song “Out of It” by Danish singer Fallulah. The imagery is absolutely Girls Underground – a girl runs through the forest alone, finds a strange cottage there, enters and finds it set for a party, and spends the night dancing and drinking with several bizarre creatures who come calling, before a conflict sends her running again. (The lyrics are also actually quite on-topic: “I’ll never know what I’m capable of / If I don’t go where I’m scared to be lost”…)

It’s not the full GU story, of course, but a snapshot that captures the darkness and delirium of a life underground with monsters.

One night, we decided to experiment, playing different dark Girls Underground songs over the video instead of the original music, and each time found that it changed the tone of the film dramatically, with fascinating results. These songs may not, again, seem obviously GU related, but they capture the feeling of the archetype to me. So a few suggestions (with YouTube links if you want to listen):

And while I’m thinking of it, there is another music video that fits the Girls Underground archetype – in imagery and music – quite reminiscent of Labyrinth in certain ways, in fact. It is “Devil of Mine” by The Moulettes, a fairly recent addition to my list of favorite bands: