Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pink, It's Not Even a Question: Liv Tyler for Givenchy - "Need You Tonight" (INXS)

The true, unhinged genesis of Pop Culture is often revealed when actors try to flip the script and attempt to start up a "singing career," or even vice versa. While they might not always garner the most sonically pleasing results, it's definitely something to see! Honorable mentions include: Bruce Willis, "Marky Mark" Wahlberg, Lindsay Lohan, Keanu Reeves, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Though the latest actress up to bat has quite the musical background - Liv Tyler. Her father's been the flamboyant frontman behind Aerosmith since nearly 1970 and Tyler [herself] even appeared on a Leonard Cohen cover along with Lemonheads (2009), a liner note which for the most part flew under the radar.

Liv Tyler recently teamed up with perfume brand, Givenchy and Swedish director, Johan Renck to produce a very compelling full-length music video: "Need You Tonight." While the Industrial-tinged INXS cover's producer is currently unknown, it kinda has a New Age meets Nine Inch Nails-type of vibe. Renck's black & white music video is essentially a long-form commercial that's attempting to promote Givenchy's latest perfume scent, "Electric Rose." I'm almost positive that no one who buys Givenchy is gonna know that this is a perfume spot or an INXS re-work, for that matter; Man, Liv Tyler looks really hot for being a ripe ol' 34! But the true irony of it all... "The Fame" (Pop Culture) could've been what ended up killing INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence in November 1997.

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