I had been watching Thakoon’s back-stage Fall show from New York courtesy of YouTube and FTV, and models including Anabela Belikova and Wang Xiao, having their hair done while being made-up and discussing the look.
All the time a strange music under-scoring it with enigmatic verses accompanying.
A haunting quality and strangely fitting for the Thakoon video-shoot.
But what was it? Normally I may have Googled but I may equally have let it pass.
But as previously posted thanks to Shazam I simply held my phone up to my TV and it discovered the music for me. And discovered it was called ‘It’s Choade my Dear’.
And then on to YouTube to watch the video from its artist, New Zealander Connan Mockasin.
The song is taken from his group’s fifth album ‘Forever Dolphin Love’. Other songs on the album are titled ‘Egon Hosford’ and ‘Unicorn in Uniform’ which I think give you a better impression of the album than any description I could give to it!
Lines in the song include ‘I’m a China Toad but I’m in filing mode. Please take it off, please take it off’. Later he recants ‘I’m a China Toad but I’m in reckless mode’! Or at least I think that is what he is singing. Shazam can tell me what the song is called but not yet decipher the strange words and tones of the singer/s!
The video is as intriguing as the song itself, shot on location in Hawkes Bay on New Zealand’s North Island.
Five albums in and I am only just discovering them via a Thakoon make-over!
But who or what is Choade? And off to Google!…