Over the weekend I became quite obsessed with a new music video made by Don Kenn for the Danish singer Fallulah. I’ve profiled Kenn’s monster drawings on my other blog, but he takes them to a new level here, bringing them to life in three dimensions. While the song doesn’t do much for me personally, 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.
It’s not the full GU story, of course, but a snapshot that captures the darkness and delirium of a life underground with monsters. [“Out of It” by Fallulah on Vimeo – embedded below.]
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):
- You’re Lost Little Girl – The Doors
- Feed the Wolf – The Red Paintings (fantastic video on its own)
- She’s Lost Control – Joy Division
- Spiders – System of a Down
- Rosenrot – Rammstein (also a great video worth watching)