Ohh, oh oh ohhh.
Singer Jessie J in her video for Domino
Recently, due to my drama teacher’s brief inclusion of it during her lesson, I’ve had Jessie J’s song ‘Domino’ in my head. There’s something about that bubbly major key…and the barmy backgrounds in her music video. I’m quite glad that she’s not just singing against a monotone wall, as some musicians have done and still do to this day; at least with Jessie, we can see that her choice of a ‘living’ background reflects the excitement of the song. That video might be classed as rather strange, but that’s exactly why it sticks out in my mind. And, as an actress, I’ve always been one for dressing up; it’s this ‘quirkiness’ which I enjoy about Jessie J and her music.
It’s the type of music that emotes in me a happy, jolly feeling- I don’t know whether it’s just due to my susceptible cataclysmic personalities and all of Thursday I was dancing around, feeling as if I were full of a bright, shining light, bursting out.
That brings me nicely to another favourite of mine: the film Stardust. Out in 2007 and starring Clare Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer and Charlie Cox (as well as a wide variety of celebrity stars!), the fantasy, action/adventure, romance follows a fallen star’s race across the magical kingdom of Stormhold away from murdering princes and heartless witches. Shamefully, I’ve never read the book, but the film itself remains one of my all time favourites.
I only mention this because, during that Musical Thursday, I felt as if my giddy happiness should light me up just as the star in Stardust, Yvanne, did. I was very tempted to throw my arms wide!
Oh, what life is to shine!
Clare Danes as 'Yvaine' the star, shining
Take me down like I’m a domino.