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free music friday: kelli ali
February 13, 2009, 4:09 pm
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120908_kellialiKelli Ali
‘Rocking Horse’ [Butterfly version]

Friday 13th is still a date that makes people suck their breath in over their teeth like a dodgy plumber, then exhale with a jesting “Oh, better watch yourself…bad luck and all!” or words to that effect. Whether it be a day of bad luck, black magic or superstition, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the US are affected by a fear of Friday 13th – or so state ye olde texts of Wikipedia – so why any corporate bigwig hasn’t thought of marketing good-luck cards for this day in particular is surely a lost opportunity? Think about it. No cheesier than those tragic souls who send out Valentines as casually as office Christmas cards.

Former Sneaker Pimps vocalist Kelli Ali describes ‘Rocking Horse’ – the title track of her recent Max Richter-produced folk album – as representing “a pendulum between good and evil”, lurching one way then the next. Fittingly for the rather odd coincidence that is Friday 13th followed by Valentine’s Day, she’s given us a new version of the song that plays up its spookier aspects with eerie flute and dramatic, full-blooded strings that usher the song into the panic and chaos of what could easily be the soundtrack to a pagan ritual sacrifice. Taken from her tour-only CD Butterfly, it makes a neat little bundle packaged alongside an acoustic reworking of ‘Willow’s Song’ from ‘The Wicker Man’ film on new single ‘The Savages’. Kelli’s inquisitive probing into human behaviour wears almost like a good luck charm against nasty spirits. Watch your back though, just in case. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Kelli Ali, ‘Rocking Horse’ [expired]

Download ‘The Savages’ single from iTunes


6 Comments so far
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Thanks for the free download. That’s awesome!

Comment by Richard

Loving this song – awesome thanks

Comment by Gallahad

I think it was wonderful thanks for another great song

Comment by Greg

Whee can I get a CD or mp3 of Kids-Rawkish Remix?

Comment by Alex Fitzgerald

I just love everything about Kelli Ali’s new material. So different from her earlier stuff. I hear Jethro Tull, early Marianne Faithful, a touch of Kate Bush…(these are all high compliments)…yet she’s thoroughly unique.

Comment by Maura

[…] Spencer, ‘Citizen‘ 02 Fern Knight, ‘The Poisoner‘ 03 Kelli Ali, ‘Rocking Horse‘ [Butterfly version] 04 Joshua Radin feat. Maria Taylor, ‘When You Find Me‘ 05 […]

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