Anglo For Your Ear: Sade’s “Feel No Pain”

Not my favorite Sade song, but by far, my favorite Sade video. It’s odd, though: a video about poverty and downsizing shouldn’t be this sexy. Lead singer Sade Adu, a timeless, ageless beauty, lounges around in the desert wearing nothing but a sheet. Maybe she’s poor and can’t afford clothes?

I think many people struggling in this crappy economy can relate to the song’s lyrics, sadly. From 1992′s Love Deluxe album.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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