After more than two years, Son Dambi has returned to the music scene with her new album, "Dripping Tears." While I always go into a new song with low expectations, I'm pleased to say Dambi's comeback did not disappoint me. The title track, "Dripping Tears," didn't wow me immediately, but that's more a dig at me than the song. I like things flashy; what can I say?*
How have past Dambis compared on the glitter scale?
Good; could use more flash, though
But back to "Dripping Tears." The song describes a woman who is overcome with grief from the end of a relationship. She can't stop crying. She can't sleep. Hell, girl can't even get dressed.
Good thing I got my nails did last week, or I'd be a complete train wreck right now.
"Dripping Tears" sounds very much in line with Dambi's earlier songs. The track combines doleful lyrics with a surprisingly upbeat tune. It reminds me of "Saturday Night," which had a similar club meets I'm-going-to-cut-myself feel.
The video details Dambi's figurative descent into madness. I've gotta say, though, it's chock-full of so much symbolism I got a little lost near the end. Wait, so is she actually being beaten by a sexy nurse in the crazy ward, or is this some sort of inner battle? I am le confused.
As far as style goes, Dambi looks gorgeous -- when she's not dancing around in a bad wig with human sock monkeys, anyway.
Wonder why they call you crazy, Dambi? It's 'cause normal people don't look like that; that's why.
BOTTOM LINE: Dambi delivers another solid, sad dance track, perfect for those who've got dance fever but no friends.
* Like you really expected more from someone who loves Tiffany.