That Siobhan Magnus sure is a timely girl. Sure, she waited almost exactly one year after coming in sixth on Season 9 of "American Idol" to release her debut single...but when she finally did, she titled it "Beatrice Dream," and put it out the same weekend that Princess Beatrice upstaged everyone at the Royal Wedding with her crazy, Gaga-worthy octopus hat.
Although the timing is surely purely coincidental, it still makes total sense for one of "Idol's" most flamboyant and fearlessly fashion-flouting contestants. (Siobhan could totally rock that hat, by the way--as my little amateur Photoshop experiment at right proves.) Siobhan's song is equally rule-breaking and octopussy: a wild, wiggly bit of multi-tentacled psychedelia that owes strongly in parts to great female-fronted '90s acts like Throwing Muses, the Breeders, Blake Babies, and Bettie Serveert.
Listen to "Beatrice Dream" in all its majesty below, and all hail the return of Princess Siobhan!
[Princess Beatrice photo courtesy of Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images; Siobhan photo courtesy of Fox]