UPDATE: There are reports that Lou Reed directed this video. Reportedly, Lou felt bad after a “publishing snafu” kept Susan from singing “Perfect Day” on AGT.
Lou told the Sunday Mail, “”I wanted to create a beautiful and intimate piece shot in Susan’s native Scotland and she quickly agreed.”
I find it odd this piece of important news was not reported by Billboard or AOL when they posted the video on Sunday.
Simon Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent chanteuse just released her latest atrocity single, and sadly, the decision was made to completely bland out the plaintive “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed.
Boyle sings with terrible phrasing and no real understanding of the mournful lyrics she’s performing. The bombastic choir in the background is overkill. Please Simon–leave the catalogs of the great songwriters alone! No wonder Reed didn’t clear the song for Susan to ruin sing on America’s Got Talent a few months ago.
“Perfect Day” is from Boyle’s 2nd album, a collection of seasonal songs. It’s going to kill me to watch it shoot up the charts when it’s released (You know it will, just like her debut. I. Don’t. Get. It.)
Just to clear your mind and soothe your soul, I’ve included the Lou Reed original.