Welcome back to another edition of This Week In Music. I’ve taken a break from this series, but let’s get back to it. There’s been a lot of videos released this week so I’ve decided to compile some of them into this post. As always be sure to click links (anything in bold), follow on HERE & Instagram @MusicMovingForward, and enjoy!
First up is Ne-Yo‘s video to ‘She Knows’ featuring Juicy J. I reviewed his video to ‘Money Can’t Buy’ featuring Jeezy (CLICK HERE for that) and I was bored with that video just like I am bored with this one. Ne-Yo walks into a corner store and everywhere he turns there’s strippers. What a proper video set for the strip club anthem man himself, Juicy J. The strippers dance around him throughout the whole video. He’s in like this haze and whether he’s in a park or a library, there’s a stripper. The song in general just screams Jason Derulo. It’s a shame that videos have resulted to excessive ass shaking over an actual concept/story line. Walking through a store and having a stripper pole does not mean that there is a vision there. That just means the pole was taken from a club to another set. Nothing original and I’m not impressed. Ne-Yo has made better music. CLICK HERE to purchase the track, if interested. Check out the video below:
Next up is one of my favorite songs, Steve Aoki‘s, ‘Delirious (Boneless)’ featuring Kid Ink. While Katy Perry successfully added different crazy elements in her video for ‘This Is How We Do’ (CLICK HERE for that review), this video was just a mess. I get it, he’s different, adding different elements. Let me take that back, I don’t get it. The floating eyeballs, the furry cyclopse looking thing, and the flying lemons. I get the connection and I don’t care to know the connection either. I’ll just listen to the song and tune out that I’ve seen the video. His little commercial would’ve been better to release a full version of than this. CLICK HERE to purchase Steve Aoki’s debut, Neon Future I, and check out the video below:
Switching gears to a video with concept is Ed Sheeran‘s video for his latest single ‘Thinking Out Loud’. Ed Sheeran has been taking ballroom dancing classes and he shows off his moves in this video. I think that videos as simplistic as this with interpretive dance really helps to zone in on the what is being sung. Absolutely beautiful video and song plus I know that this song will be making its way to the first dances of weddings. Purchase his latest album HERE and check out the video below:
Lastly let’s get into Elle Varner‘s, ‘F*ck It All’. I would’ve loved to have seen a video for ‘Cold Case’ by now, but hey maybe there will be one maybe not. Round of applause to Elle Varner for THIS lyrically and visually. The video starts out with her singing away on her piano and her boyfriend comes in and says he’d be ready for them to go wherever they were going. While he’s finishing getting ready, his phone that he left on top of the piano and after its vibrating interrupted her playing she looked at his phone to see it was a text from another chick. Then the music begins. First off, this guy must be oblivious to not notice that her mood had changed. Throughout the video his change in behavior was interweaved into their little trip. She finally had the last straw when they got to their destination and in waking up the next morning he was outside, in the woods, on the phone. For him to be so far he clearly wanted privacy. The video ends with her about to go upside the head with a shovel. You can use your imagination to guess what happened next.
Check out the amazing video below:
Until next time…