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Sierra Hurrt – Hurt(u): A Love Lesson

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Posted June 15, 2012 by Peter Burns in Alternative

Rating

Production
8.0


Cinematography
8.0


Communication
10


Creativity
10


Music
10


Appeal
10


Total Score
9.3


Genre: ,
 
Artist:
 
Producer:
 
Length: 4:53
 
Release Date: 12th June 2012
 
Network: Youtube
 

Positives:

The simplicity of the images that allow the music to dominate the communication.
 

Negatives:

Nothing
 
Our review

On reviewing Sierra Hurrt’s latest album Stranger, Rick Jamm had this to say:  And talking specifically about this song, he continued: “Hurt (u)” is the song I wasn’t expecting, and it is quite definitely the most brilliant song on the entire album. It flows in on a heart-beating hi-hat rhythm, “I hear you breathing, so I know you’re […]

by Peter Burns
Full Article

On reviewing Sierra Hurrt’s latest album Stranger, Rick Jamm had this to say: 

What sets Sierra Hurtt apart from her contemporaries, from my personal point of view, is not what she let’s out or delivers vocally, but rather what she holds back. Her innate ability to manipulate time and space in between musical notes and bars, is absolutely stunning. These same traits can be found in her song-writing. Everything from lyrics to musical arrangements are perfectly dosed and never out of control or extravagant. On “STRANGER”Sierra Hurtt confirms beyond all reasonable doubt, that she doesn’t just possess singing and song-writing power. She dominates it!

Rick Jamm (Jamsphere Indie Music Magazine)

And talking specifically about this song, he continued: “Hurt (u)” is the song I wasn’t expecting, and it is quite definitely the most brilliant song on the entire album. It flows in on a heart-beating hi-hat rhythm, “I hear you breathing, so I know you’re there You should stop worrying, I know you care, Surprise, surprise You made another sacrifice…” The song is quick paced, with sharp-witted lyrics and it’s melody line hits right on target. As Muhammad Ali once said: “Floats like a butterfly, Stings like a bee…”, leaving you breathless.

Not surprisingly, the video directed by Marie Yussuf, follows suit. Only three colours are used. Shades of  black, white and red dominate the images. The pencil-like drawings are simplistic and sparse. Just like Sierra’s music, it leaves space and time for your imagination to fill-in.

In their simplicity the drawings are endearing and quickly capture your empathy with their tiny little red hearts shining through as they trace the storyline.

And once again Sierra Hurrt and her collaborators prove that often, in all things artistic, less is so much more.

 


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