V V Brown teams up with Paco Rabanne to deliver a brand new video for ‘The Apple’. The collaboration is part of Paco Rabanne’s Black XS fragrance video campaign called EXCESS DIARY. The clip serves as an extension (or an alternate version if you will) for Brown’s original video released early in the month. ‘The Apple’ is Brown’s second single taken from the recently released album, Samson & Delilah.
Known best for her colorful, 60’s inspired Pop music; Brown surprised us all early in the year with ‘Samson‘, a haunting, broody dance track that sparked an astound excitement around the blogosphere for her new found sound direction. Now that the full album has been released and we’ve had the chance to listen and experience Samson & Delilah in its entirety, we can’t express enough how impressed we are with the record. From its dark electronic productions, conceptual biblical theme, to Brown’s operatic vocals, the album beautifully unfolds like a gorgeous dark fairy tale from the very first track to the last.
‘Substitute For Love,’ the album’s incredible first track showcases Brown’s new found soprano-like vocal abilities and sets the beginning mood for the record’s beautifully dark sonic venture. It follows with ‘Nothing Really Matters,’ a thumping, bass-heavy track that ends in a glorious echoing chant and introduces the album’s foreboding first single, ‘Samson.’ Other highlights include the beautiful, minimalist ballad ‘Looking For Love,’ the disco tinged, ‘The Apple’ and ‘Igneous,’ an aggressive, distorted song that sounds like it was recorded in an abandoned church. Another favorite is ‘Faith,’ a somber and melodic tune with an astral sound where Brown’s voice can really be appreciated. Her melodic voice effortlessly floats throughout the song, while her gentle hums serenade the background—a simply beautiful song.
Samson & Delilah is a concept album that’s dark in nature; but its theme is perfectly balanced by Brown’s affecting lyricism and by its masterful electronic-dance production. Although the highlights above shine on their own, like a good novel, Samson & Delilah needs to be experienced as a whole, from beginning to its devastating end.
Samson & Delilah is out now in Europe. It officially arrives in the US on October 8th.
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