When our style editor came back from Copenhagen Fashion Week a few months ago and passed us a copy of Soundvenue, Denmark's closest thing to FADER, we could not believe we did not know the crazy lady with the scarves on the cover. It was Jenny Wilson, of course, Swedish powerhouse and total unknown in America. We've since become enamored with her bold colors and hard romance, plinky sounds and dragon song. This video for "Like a Fading Rainbow," one of our favorite tracks from her recent second solo album, Hardships, is monumental and completely exemplary of her grandiosity of vision— a little Terrence Malik, a little Blazing Saddles, a little "I think this lady might shank me and I might like it." Watch it above if you'd like, but we recommend taking the time to watch it in crystal clear widescreen. The blue on that hat is incredible.
June 04, 2009