Sarah Taylor’s FASHION + Music pick: “Strangers” by The Kinks

The Kinks, Lola Versus Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, Part One and The Darjeeling Limited soundtrack

My love for music can only be rivaled by my love of cinema. I can remember sitting home on many a New Year’s Eve re-watching my beloved classics. It’s probably for this reason that I was intimidated to interview Wes Anderson in 2007 after the release of The Darjeeling Limited, a story about three brothers and their spiritual adventures in India. A great movie soundtrack can turn a satisfactory movie into one you carry with you for the rest of your life, which explains why Anderson makes sure he goes for musical gold every time. If you are fans of Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums you may already know this, and if you’ve seen Darjeeling you know exactly what I’m talking about. I remember listening to the soundtrack of 2004’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and being obsessed with Seu Jorge’s Portuguese covers of Bowie classics. The Criterion Collection has just released an edition of The Darjeeling Limited and it features some of the best songs ever written by a British rock group called The Kinks. Desperate and dreamy. Watch and listen to them again for the first time.

Best track to be introduced to while watching a Wes Anderson Movie: The Kinks, “Strangers”

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