The Rockstar Ramblings: Sold My Soul
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Laura Wilde has released a video titled “Sold My Soul.” Wilde, citing both punk and glam influences, sings, plays guitar, bass and drums.
This week a look at her new video…
We begin inside a bar. For me, any video that starts in a bar, airplane hanger, or strip club scores immediate points. The band is doing shots and playing pool. By the looks of the bar they have a NO LEATHER NO SERVICE policy.
The song is pretty straight forward, essentially a list of states where she has “sold her soul” for rock and roll. Wilde tends to wear a lot of aviator sunglasses, is partial to cowboy hats, and of course, leather. According to the video, the band chooses a wood paneled station wagon as their touring transportation. A nod to the Griswolds, and very old school!
At 1:28 they are having a meal that could be anywhere. Based on the sunshine, greasy food, and stress free smiles, somewhere in the Southern states. At 1:40 there is a scene of Lauren driving the wood paneled wagon away as the guys take a leak. It is unclear whether this is meant to show a sense of humor or a bitchiness side to Wilde. It doesn’t appear she is wearing her cowboy hat as she pulls off, so let’s assume bitchy. At 1:50 one of her band mates is explaining something from the backseat. Maybe a retort to her pulling away, a request for a band foursome, or maybe a breakdown of his favorite roadside meals (consumed along highways during their tour.)
The song is simple (a list of states and cities) and catchy; however, I can’t get the image of Andy Rooney from 60 minutes out of my head, I picture him looking through a stack of quarters. “This one is from Montana, and look, this one is from Arkansas, and this one…” I guess my point is that it’s all a little repetitive. Wilde is much easier than the eyes than Rooney was, of course, that’s subjective. Different strokes for different folks.
The video ends with an impressive guitar toss and the lyrics “Sold my soul to rock and roll and I’m not going home.”
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