Is it possible for me to dislike a video featuring high-heel wearing and ultra fierce male dance troupe/singers Kazaky? I think not! So it's no small wonder I really like the accompanying video for Madonna's new single, Girl Gone Wild. [single review]
I guess its hard to be truly original when you've done it all before, and the video for Girl Gone Wild kinda reads like a smorgasbord of Madonna iconography from years past. Flashes of Justify My Love's raunchiness; underground gay dance culture brought to the fore, as done with Vouge; and steam-punkesque clothing and leather that harks to the Express Yourself video. However, it all combines to create a darn strong visual that manages to be more than its influences, ultimately standing alone as a great promo. One that may find itself a worthy addition to her iconic back catalogue of music videos.
This is the tough, leader of the pack, bringing something fresh to the masses, Madonna I wanted to see with this new MDNA era! It knocks last single Give Me All Your Lovin' and its cynical grab for relevance right outta the ball park; showing all that Madonna doesn't need anyone else but her empowered self to stay perched atop her pop throne.
I think someone is coming back for her gays.....I'm just saying...
Also, I'm really glad Madonna got to Kazaky before Gaga. Though it's clear the group is very much influenced by the good Lady, they feel a better fit for Madonna's more visceral sexuality. For anyone who isn't aware of them here, are the Ukraine groups three releases.
Sasha Fierce ain't got nothing on these bad boys. In The Middle: Possibly my favourite song of the three released. It features nonsensical lyrics, which seems to be as much a trademark as their high heels, and a stuttering production I just love.
Love: Look out for the onion heads at the end...Has to be seen to be believed
Dance And Change: Kazaky's newest single, which features a line-up change. Another banging dance record, with eye-popping visuals to match.