Yes, it’s true, that as I hit the ten second mark of this new video from Starling (you may remember her from these posts here and here) there was a very high chance that I’d be featuring it on the blog. Regular readers will fully understand why. Newcomers may need to tap into a few of my previous posts (soaking up this piece here is as good a place as any) to fully understand. But irrespective of the bath action (in Starling’s case clothed, but with water) there still needs to be a good song to accompany it.
No Rest For The Wicked is certainly that. It has a boldness to it, from its come-and-have-a-go-if-you-think-you’re-hard-enough bass line to its lyrics: “I’m sick and tired of being the nice girl, got to rearrange this,” she sings, giving a cheeky wink to camera as she does so at one point. Throw in what looks like a typical burger and chicken joint in London (complete with stray Christmas decorations and a house speciality of Spaghetti Bolognaise) and a tatty block of garages for Starling to up-style with her glamorous presence and what you’ve got is a sassy, cool looking, budget video.
Then for extra value you get the bath. It seems to me that at some point in their lives, every musician will suddenly feel the desire to involve the bath in their art. Although I’m still waiting for Kanye to do it to be honest. Once he's been there it will be game over.
No Rest For The Wicked comes from a forthcoming EP, due in the Spring.
Starling - No Rest For The Wicked (Video)