We posted a free download of this song earlier this month, and now there's a shimmery video for everyone to enjoy. "Under the Sheets" has so many well-worn trappings of pop music that might otherwise be boring--the extra oomph leading up to the second chorus, the gang-singing breakdown--but the chirpy production and Ellie's transcendent voice reaffirm these tropes' manipulative intent: to build anticipation, to swell the emotions, to lead us around, rapt and tense, until, at long last, catharsis.
With all of their differences, the insistence that we are moved is integral to the cinematic enterprises of both Jean Rouch and Robert Drew.
With all the glitz and glamor, it's easy to enjoy the ride—so long as you don't catch a whiff of the manure piling up behind the tent.
The dance of the masculine and feminine is slow and dangerous with ignorance and assumptions in Shariar Mandanipour's tale of a damaged man's ascent to reality.