When faced with the promise of poetic liberty, the tale of The Little Mermaid is fable.
Is beauty the price we pay to walk-the-walk towards freedom or is it defiance, theatrics or even St Vincent, that spins our heartstrings into yarns of gold – encouraging the New Romantic’s to tie double-knots on outlook, and cast a Glam-Rock’s curse in the name of New-Wave adoration.
Plucking out eyelashes belonging to the eye of the regressive beholder, so as to achieve a more streamline view of the world – the curtains of societal-safety are pulled aside as we enter once more into the ensemble spectacle of Glasgow’s Walt Disco. A representative opera where apparitions are genderless and the comprehensions grand, they channel flamboyancy with no less than the ‘Fear Of Music’ by their side, to keep the mind from wandering back into the false-sanctity of indignantly insipid living.
As reservations turn to sea-foam and spirits into anthem, Walt Disco stride forward, two-steps at a time, as an effeminately fierce alternative to ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier.’ Use your voice. Keep expectations in the past and dance to the riotous sound of constraint-less alarms – “Hey Boy, You’re One Of Us” they cry. The tides are turning and a six-headed hero awaits on the banks of groundbreaking prospective.
‘Hey Boy (You’re One Of Us)’ is a kinky teleprompter streaming influence, smack bang in the middle of a game of life. This is now realities role-play – a worldly amphitheatre full of white-collar shirts and brown-heeled shoes, together with Walt Disco we’re able to strip down any unnecessary layering in unison; provoking a sensationalists stomp grand enough to rock boats, and encourage a gravitational shift of seismic synth.
As James Power prowls with all the ethereal beauty of this season’s ‘Dior Autumn-Winter Haute Couture’, self-expression roams rampant. Despite storming at three-minutes short, the plot of this melodrama forever remains true: “teaching a man to come to terms with his feminine side and that it wouldn’t devalue the parts of him that are male, but would make him feel more free and help his relationships with others”; Walt Disco breeze purposefully like a breath of fresh air billowing out from within the bell-bottom sleeves of Poseidon’s crux.
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