I was never a huge Fur Patrol fan (except for that one song that anyone likes….you know the one folks!) and when they broke up I barely cared. Yes I’m aware that it states on Wikipedia that the band is still active but I haven’t seen dick on any websites, audio blogs or even the goddamn Hype Machine. So in conclusion if you give out this impression that you maybe floating about somewhere making music without releasing something to snobs like me, I’m gonna call breakup!
Much like No Doubt, Fur Patrol shares that exact same problem when the only thing that you remember from the band itself is the hot looking lead singer in this case one Julia Deans.
Yes I too would consider Julia Deans as one hot property and how with her non confronting songwriting style, her half falsetto vocals and that her music chops is up there with the rest of the best which is why I’m reviewing “The Wish You Wish You Had.”
Now this is another notch to Julia’s hip hugging jeans and belt buckle as this song tugs to your alternate heart strings and is by far a more somber affair as its happiness facade holds a more morbid side behind the notes.
For odd reason with the music I’m envisioning this song set in an American desert somewhere in the Midwest with Julia walking down a long stretch of sand, ten gallon hat in tow with her singing, wouldn’t that be wonderful? Now if only I could say the same about her video clip.
As for the video…..it’s okay, not exactly riveting, Oscar worthy or tearing at the seams with joy and excitement, no more like ‘Hey its Julia Deans singing in front of shit.’ I seriously kid you not people; please don’t make me have to ask ‘What the hell am I looking at?’
Likewise the video tends to get random for stylistic sake for example we got Julia sing to a stuffed Giraffe, her singing in front of a deer portrait while holding a scoop of blue ice cream and my favorite random moments of random….Julia singing while holding a cheesecake (not sure what kind from the shot).
You would think to pull out the red carpet treatment of storyboards to come up with something for such an artist of her talents, but then again maybe they were on a budget and this is the best they could come up with. But to their credit I do like that it’s nicely lit with the right amount of contrast and hues, so yeah.
Despite the okay to average video, I’d say give this a watch if not for the video then for Julia Deans unmistakable singing that is never flawed but is undoubtedly timeless. Let’s hope it doesn’t get anymore abuse from the likes of Tiki Taane or worst still…..Anika Moa!