Wielding Cuteness as a Weapon by Allison Stewart (what's she doing writing SotD?!)
- Song: "Hi"
- Artist: Psapp
- CD: The Only Thing I Ever Wanted
- Genre: Electro-Folk
Toys and mechanical chickens are used as effects, as are kitchen utensils and a pot-bellied oud. There's a weird fascination with cats. In the unlikely event that Dido were to mate with Bjork, Psapp (the "P" is silent) is the likely result.
"Hi" is the disc's most easily digestible song, a shimmery mix of the things Psapp does best: gently insistent, vaguely Brazilian melodies layered over offbeat percussion. (Is that a xylophone? The chicken? Who knows?) Airy and deft, it's the album's most bewitching track, never even threatening to bend under the weight of its own whimsy.
I got a little kick out of that last paragraph too.
The song is available for streaming from the site. Give it a few seconds. It'll go from being weird to being refreshing.