Part of what makes some romance heroes and heroines wonky is the way they treat their HEA (happily ever after). There can be a proposal, a marriage and 2.5 kids, a marriage and zero kids, a civil partnership, a we’ll-see-how-things-go. There can be an “I love you,” an “I adore you,” an “I have feelings for you,” an “I don’t ever want to be without you.” There needn’t be a picket fence involved when wonk’s the theme of the day, and I, as a reader, always find that refreshing…just so long as there is a happy ending of some sort.
One of my favorite songstresses today is the lesser-known Kimbra (who has recently achieved much fame for being featured in Gotye’s “Somebody I Used to Know”), and I really enjoy the subtext in her songs and accompanying videos—even the tunes seemingly about traditional HEAs. Her “Settle Down” is a prime example, and the visuals in this music vid are wonky, indeed.
Apologies for the short post, but I hope you enjoy Kimbra. [Her full-length debut album Vows drops on 22 May 2012.]