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When posting about favorite Two Suns moments — opener “Glass” with its Brian Chippendale drums, “The Big Sleep“’s Scott Walker turn, and the new single “Daniel” — I called the latter a “chilly, running-in-the-dark dance-floor love song.” How about a chilly, driving-in-the-dark love song? Which is what an in-training Natasha Khan does after fighting off faceless, Knife-esque modern dancers (seemingly made of cinder and rain) in the song’s rather excellent Johan Renck-directed video. As you might have noticed when we posted “Daniel”’s cover art yesterday, Khan’s indeed addressing Daniel LaRusso (aka Ralph Macchio) from The Karate Kid. Fittingly, Daniel-san shows up as well.

Between this and Handsome Furs’ “I’m Confused,” it’s a good week for creepy chase videos that end in embraces.

Two Suns is out 4/6 via Astralwerks. It’s got Yeasayer’s Ira Wolf Tuton playing bass on this track and “Pearl’s Dream.”

Comments (16)
  1. hmmm  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    I love this song alot, and the album is pretty good but I am NOT getting visual /design aesthetic she is going for. The album cover is like a crappy photoshop boff and this video is teenage goth but not in a cool way. Colour me confused

  2. Kerry  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    wow, this is absolutely gorgeous

  3. wait  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    am i missing something? is that NOT lily allen?

  4. I AM LOVING THIS NOD TO THE KARATE KID!!!! so fucking clever. i love love love her.

  5. moisture  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 +1

    sexiest woman in music right now. have you seen her fader shoot? **pulls out the lubriderm**

  6. medzik  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 -1

    What happened to her style?
    Her clothes – they used to be so beautiful

  7. natasha nicks-bush

  8. Terry's Chocolate Orange  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2009 0

    is anyone else in love with that violin melody ? reminds me of the end of The Smiths’ “Well I Wonder”. this is cool.

  9. I’m a Huge fan, but this video is pretty bad… I get the all crappy Karate Kid concept, but… This is just bad. I’ll stick with the What’s a girl to do video…

  10. faffy  |   Posted on Mar 14th, 2009 0

    i don’t really care about the video, the song is fucking awesome, as is the majority of this cd.

  11. Bossanova  |   Posted on Mar 14th, 2009 0

    They blew it with the fonts…and even the Ralph M tat is a bit too much..there was only one George Martin after all…

  12. courtney  |   Posted on Mar 30th, 2009 0

    theres a really awesome widget you can post around to spread the word

    http://seed.sproutbuilder.com/vQDRvqgQE5L6NzVP

  13. ev  |   Posted on May 1st, 2009 0

    forget LaRusso, the best cameo in that vid is the actual stationwagon from Karate Kid!!

  14. Michael Mitchell  |   Posted on May 3rd, 2009 0

    Silly video. Who thinks of this stuff? Amazing tune trashed by the visuals. Bleh.

  15. I liked the video, damn. Don’t know why no one likes it. Thought it was well done

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