A Different Kind of Bond Girl
Are you into that whole James Bond theme song sound? You know, big and bombastic, typically full of sweeping strings, power chords and blaring horns, that kind of thing.
Anjulie's new track, "Boom," isn't quite like that, yet there's something about it that definitely falls into that genre for me. Maybe this isn't quite appropriate for the opening theme credits, but it would do damn fine in that scene where Bond is chasing a villainous female wearing an eye-patch through a crowded Euro bar. Maybe it's the heavily reverbed guitar licks or the stuttering horns here. Perhaps Anjulie's vocals just sound like they belong in that kind of scene. Or maybe I just can't get over the fact that Quantum of Solace wasn't better than it was. Fortunately, this song goes a long way towards healing that hurt for me.
So far, Ms. Anjulie has only released a three-song EP, but her debut LP is expected to drop in Spring '09.