June 15, 2008
XOvision, Take 1: Sharleen Spiteri
Ooh ahh, look at Sharl. She's just released her new video, All The Times I Cried (below), and it's not bad. It was done by Olivier Dahan, who directed La Vie En Rose, the movie about Edith Piaf. Had I directed this video, Sharleen would have also played each of the other two women auditioning. That was a lost opportunity. And don't you think she's looking more and more like Kate Bush as she ages?
As for the song itself: weak. This retro sound is ubiquitous right now and she needs better material. Let it be known that Sharleen did it first in Texas with songs like Black Eyed Boy, but I don't imagine this becoming a hit. She has another track called Stop, I Don't Love You that would have made a better single (and potential remixes). The album, Melody, is out July 14 in the UK.
PS: She keeps wearing that damned red dress everywhere!