Volvo S60 – Little Red Riding Hood

Laura Gibson - Red Riding Hood Album Cover - Amazon.comArtist: Laura Gibson
Song: Lil’ Red Riding Hood

Lil' Red Riding Hood - Little Red Riding Hood - EP

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Volvo S60 Ad Description

2012 tv ad for the Volvo S60 car starts out at night, in a dark forest. A bright red Volvo is driving on the dark roads. The red car stops in the middle of the road, because a wolf….. a big bad wolf is blocking the road. The wolf is growling and barking at the car, and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. But the Volvo revs it’s engine a few times, and then the wolf changes his mind, lets out a whimper and walks away. As the car drives away the driver asks his daughter (who is wearing a red jacket with a hood) “What does a wolf say?” and she howls like a wolf.

More About Artist & Song

When I first heard this song, I remember thinking how it sort of reminded me of a Mazzy Star song. I think if you use a certain guitar tone and have a woman sing with a lot of reverb effect, it sounds like Mazzy Star to me. The singer of this song is actually named Laura Gibson. She is a Portland based folk singer-songwriter. I’ve never known much about her is that she has one of the most beautiful, delicate voices around. Seriously. So what about this song? Well it’s not really a Laura Gibson song. It was originally recorded by Sam Sham & the Pharaohs in 1966.

Here is the original version of the song “Lil’ Red Riding Hood” by Sam Sham & the Pharaohs:

I wish I could find the full version of Laura Gibson singing Lil’ Red Riding Hood, but I can’t. So instead, here is the recording of her singing “Pollen Eyed”. Listen to that voice!

Song Lyrics Used

Hey there Little Red Riding Hood
You sure are looking good
You’re everything a Big Bad Wolf could want

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3 Responses to “Volvo S60 – Little Red Riding Hood”

  1. David M.
    May 7, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    Just saw this commercial tonight. Sounded like the group “Love Inks” to me, prolly because *they* sound like Mazzy Star too. Plz check them out, they need the exposure. And I will be checking out Laura Gibson in return.

  2. Eric r
    May 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Mazzy Star? More like Cat Power! I’ve never heard someone try so hard to sound like someone else. I almost thought it was Cat Power, now I’m just upset.

  3. Steve
    May 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Really? Why is this woman trying to copy the American Idol girl from 2011 Haley Reinhart, how sick that she can’t be original enough to do her own voice, what shes doing is almost plageruism

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