My wife and I were talking about singers and sexiness. Sexy is different than hot. For my money, the video for Janet Jackson's "If" is the sexiest music video in combination with the song ever done (hey it's the one Wikipedia source back to this little blog). Nowadays with so much music geared towards the teen and tween set, the sexy factor is gone. I stated the sexiest song the Hollywood producer brain trust could come up with would be an Ellie Goulding-Florence Welch duet with a sex beat (you know what I'm talking about), and they would be singing about being enthralled with or lusting over the same man.
Why? Goulding's voice is the voice of wood nymphs softly calling you deeper into the dark forest. You know it is frightening, and there are beasts there of unimaginable terror, but that voice lures you in with sword and shield.
She has another song about letting the world burn, and it sounds completely sexy. Can she do the next Bond theme? Florence Welch is a bit different. There is that power to her voice like she's going to yell at you to fuck her harder during sex. The passion might burn you out but God damn is it worth it.
There is that mix of force and pain to her delivery. She might love you, but she might stab you if things do not end well. I love her voice. That delivery is not taught. That is innate.
Why do guys like artistic women? Those dating surveys usually find that women who put artistic in their profile get a more positive reaction. It probably appeals to male vanity. We men want to think we are the inspiration for such an awesome, emotional performance, and what is art but an expression of the human condition. What makes Jimmy Stewart finally get it in It's a Wonderful Life? He has to see his hot wife be an Old Maid because he wasn't around to give her a nice family life. As if she wouldn't have been snapped up, but he needed to see that fantasy. Men want to think that great stage show whether a soulful vocal performance or dance solo is for them. As if these talented beings taking human form for five minutes would use their power solely for us men. "See, she has this seductive power, but she is choosing to use it on me, as if she has to try to seduce me and impress me, when I want her anyway." Stevie Nicks made a career out of this. We all want to think the nymph picks us. It's as old as Greek mythology.
Have a good weekend.