Lorde’s performance at The Brit Awards was classy, modest and a home run. A tough pill for those who collaborated on Lady Gaga’s Bowie tribute at The Grammys.
There was no question that Gaga put her heart and soul into it…she even instagrammed pre-show tears! Why did it feel gaudy and forced? Perhaps it’s because no one can try to be Bowie, I’m not sure you can even channel that guy.
Taylor took to Tumblr to explain, “The Mom-Croon – (noun) A dance move invented at the 2014 Grammy Awards. To sway, perform, and sing along to a song in an extremely emotional or sentimental way, possibly incorporating hand gestures. Eyes closed, lost in the music. The way your mom gets taken away by a tune from her high school days, glass of red wine in hand, shuffling around the room as her teenage kids roll their eyes in disdain. Cynics may judge the Mom-Crooners (MC’s as they are commonly referred to in the dance world) as it is a form of dance only perfected by those willing to be absolutely swept away by the feels you get when you hear a certain song. Those who know how to Mom Croon cannot see the eye rolls of haters. They have reached a level of musical transcendence that is hater-proof. Once you perfect the mom croon, you are truly free.
Used in a sentence: “Oh look, Taylor’s being embarrassing again– just mom-crooning away in the corner by herself because Sometimes by Britney Spears came on. Oh God. Now she’s crying.”*
Aw yisssss. Bring it ON.
Oh and don’t forget to keep Party Hits locked, cocked, loaded, it’s my dance battle station of choice 🙂
Good luck and lets go get ’em!
**I’m going to assume you can Mom-Croon with or without tears…preferably without.