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Monday, 10 December 2018

Laroussi – Lost

Laroussi’s vocals are beautifully rich and well produced. I’m not really sure what is supposed to be attached to her beautiful face. Is it a face sucker from the movie Alien? Its eye catching whatever it may be and for that reason perhaps makes it the focal talking point of the music video which has a visual similarity to Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).” The slow motion shattered glass at the end is certainly a metaphor for the psyche. The lyrics repeatedly stressing the fact that she gets lost sometimes and perhaps we are left with the feeling that with this explosion she is finally becoming free from any of her inhibitions. Lost somehow manages to be reminiscent of late 90s introspections like Alanis Morisette’s "Thank U" and Madonna’s “Ray Of Light.” The video ends with what sounds like a child talking about bullying which within the context of the video makes the whole song a possible look at the inner child that just wants to be loved. Lyrically the song seems to deal with themes of loneliness in the face of personal challenges. In the end I think it is a good anthem for being brave in spite of fears and perhaps the mask on Laroussi’s face is just hiding her vulnerability and protecting a joyous smile beneath.


by Brooke Trout

Written by  Hot Tub Johnnie
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