LIVING ACROSS FROM THE street in New Orleans where Tennessee Williams set A Streetcar Named Desire is bound to get under the skin. It certainly has for Rickie Lee Jones, who has seen her geographical connection with the play infuse her new album The Other Side Of Desire – and MOJO has a taster in the form of an exclusive premiere of the video for Jimmy Choos, the record’s opening track.
“It’s a bit more dangerous, but I love it here.”
Rickie Lee Jones
“On this side, things are a little slower, friendlier, more old-fashioned than the rest of the world,” says Jones of her New Orleans neighbourhood. “A little poorer perhaps, and a bit more dangerous than it ought to be, but I love it here.”
Ten years in the making, a lot of that spirit had made it onto The Other Side Of Desire according to MOJO’s Fred Dellar, who reviews the album in the latest MOJO (August 15 / #261) explaining “there are some beauties here, songs that catch the ear and remain in the mind.”
Jimmy Choos certainly fits into that mould, capturing the city’s colourful side, but also offering a vivid glimpse of its darker streak. Watch the video now.
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