By Kavit Sumud | January 15th, 2013
I’m just going to say it: Sibille Attar’s defiant innocence can make even the most hardened of hearts a romantic. Almost. And that’s only because her vision of what constitutes real love is so purely defined that nary a cynical eye could cast a judgmental look upon it.
“Come Night” was produced by Peter Bjorn and John, and their influence is all over this. From the plinking pianos to the soaring vocals featuring unrestrained optimism in the face of defeat, this track might just be “Second Chance”‘s maudlin cousin. (You know, before the original was ruined by 2 Broke Girls. Luckily the RAC remix stays in tact!)
Still, it’s Attar’s vocal prowess that makes this song a sucker punch to the heart. Her love is full of “phone calls packed with disease/ain’t no way of living, for a believer in love.” And you can almost imagine this hopeful kissoff playing as she boards a plane to distant lands or walks towards the pier as a boat set for the New World readies to whisk her away.
If you get a chance, check out her YouTube video, featuring a neat compilation of old timey video and dance routines to a modern rhythm. It reminds me of one of my favorite music videos, The Pass’s ”Treatment of the Sun.”