The fun part about hunting around for these videos to show you guys is that YouTube makes all of these suggestions for related videos. 90% of the time, they’re for crap I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole. But every once in a while, there’s something I forgot existed (What is UP, Clay Walker?), or (extremely rare) something I’ve never heard of that looks intriguing.
But so this one kept popping up on almost every video I’d watched, and I finally let my curiosity get the better of me. I figured there was no way the song could be worthy of such an excellent title. But the song’s about eight times more serious than you’d expect it to be, and beautiful to boot. This doesn’t sound like a country song, but that’s not nearly as notable as the fact that it doesn’t sound like a song made in 2005. The vibe is laid-back ’70s pop.
The only thing I know Lee Ann Womack for is that sap-tastic “I Hope You Dance” song from a decade ago, so I was surprised to see that she does stuff like this (according to Wikipedia, most of the stuff she does is actually old-school, Dolly-Parton style stuff. Rock on, Womack) . She handles this incredibly well, too. I would also not have expected the rather forceful singer of “I Hope You Dance” to be the appropriate person to do this song, but she sings it with the melancholic reserve it requires.
Oh, and if I had to write a short essay on what Glamour means to me, I’m pretty sure I would just write down the URL for this video. I’m living for those moments when she looks mournfully at the camera.