Antony And The Johnsons Crazy In Love:
They say that a great song can be just as great with other arrangements. Indeed. This is beautiful. I subconsciously avoided it for awhile, but now I cannot stop playing it. Antony has been playing it live for a long time, but the studio version is just taking off as a single.
I admire how fearless Antony is. He took all of these things that might have marginalized a weaker person and put them together into something extraordinary and - amazingly, in these cynical times - people understood. My favorite song by him is, by far, Cripple And The Starfish. The lyric waffles between sensual and totally whack.
The official video for Crazy (below) is quite arty, so I just to prefer to sit quietly and let the sound wash over me.