So, you know how I completely love Solange’s “Sandcastle Disco”? V.V. Brown’s “Crying Blood” is like that, but so much more so:
I adore everything about this girl: the pouf of bangs, the old-school houndstooth-print dress with the saddle shoes, the fact that she moves like a rock star rather than like a pop singer, the fierce happiness of this heartbreak song. “I’m crying blood / I’m crying tears from my eyes like I can’t deny / And I am falling like a comet from a broken sky” is both sad and incredibly tough. It’s nice to be reminded of how much you can jam into a two-and-a-half-minute song.