Okay, so I have my own confession on the dancefloor to make. In the burgeoning Duel of the Maturing Divas, I’m much more excited about the new Donna Summer album, Crayons, than I am about Madonna’s Hard Candy. In my opinion, the nearly 50-year-old Material Girl has sweetly secreted loads of what’s disappointing about commercial pop these days, while Summer, who reaches her own milestone of 60 years old this December, injects some soulful authenticity into her first original music in 17 years.
Judging from readers’ reactions to news about the new Summer album last month, my humble assessment might find some supporters here. For more proof, check out the new video for Donna’s “Stamp Your Feet,” a smash that ought to handily become this season’s Pride anthem.
No doubt Summer’s going to be busy soon with her tour, but wouldn’t it be interesting if the Queen of Disco shows up at a pier dance in June?