Saturday, October 03, 2009

Amy Pearson's Desperate Makeover

In 2009's most startling transformation, Amy Pearson has dropped her horsey girl-next-door image in favour of a sexy new look. She's also ditched the bland ballads that made her debut album a cure for insomnia and re-emerged with a hot new dance-pop sound. I'm not sure who Amy thinks she's fooling. She still looks like a librarian doing her best Britney impersonation but I couldn't care less. In one fell swoop, Amy has gone from being Australia's most boring pop star to a pop trash diva worth celebrating. I love the overwhelming sense of desperation and genuinely respect her for going after the notoriously hard to crack dance-pop market. It's a big risk. With the exception of the Minogue sisters, the genre has been very unkind to local acts - as Cheyne, Joanne and Melinda Jackson can testify! Admittedly, none of them had the backing of Sony and access to the world's hottest music producers.

Speaking of hot producers, Amy's fabulously titled comeback single is apparently the handiwork of Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins but it sure doesn't sound like it to me. "Butterfingers" is a pure pop explosion - complete with dubious lyrics, slick dance beats and catchy chorus. This could also be the best song about arse play since "Pull Up To The Bumper"! It takes a couple of listens to overcome visions of Amy covered in Wet Stuff but "Butterfingers" has completely won me over. The video (below) is a bit of trainwreck but I'm completely mesmerised. I can't believe someone thought it was a good idea to film it in a parking station but Amy's incredibly awkward dance moves and questionable outfits make it truly memorable! I've also been lucky enough to hear the diva's forthcoming album and I'm really impressed - particularly by the DNA penned "Ten Steps", which has radio hit written all over it. I never thought I'd say it but Amy Pearson could be the new face of Australian pop!

7 comments:

Nikki said...

Thank God I'm not alone in liking this song - I thought I was the only one who actually thought this is somewhere near brilliant! Although the talking/pseudo-rapping can go - I don't need that.

tommie said...

She really can't pull off this look. At all.

Tommy said...

Produced by Darkchild? Colour me surprised. No namecheck!

undisco_me said...

You beat me to it with the arse-lube comment - doesn't she know real men use spit? And if it's a black man I would suggest toothpaste - very cooling.

This is good in a Liberty X sort of way. She makes Agnes Carlsson seem like Divine Brown though.

Paul said...

bloody nora, did hell freeze over?

Anonymous said...

right okay, she has just uploaded new tracks you can't judge her based on her new single although most of us like it but her new song aftershock is way better!

http://www.myspace.com/amypearsonmusic

and your all fools if you think she can't sing! have a listen to murder!

Anoni Mouse said...

She came - She saw - She went away.