Video Review: Chris Brown, ‘Autumn Leaves’

Chris Brown is back with another visual for another single off his latest album, X, titled ‘Autumn Leaves’ featuring Kendrick Lamar. I had to watch the video a few times to really grasp the concept. This one was one of my favorite songs from the album although I would’ve liked to see a visual for the self-titled track, ‘X’, first.

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The leading lady in this video is Chris’ on-again-off-again girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. She looks absolutely FABULOUS in this video. I think that the setting is beautiful. I instantly thought Mulan.

When listening closer to the lyrics, it’s no wonder why his girlfriend is the leading lady. They’ve been through a lot together that has played out in the media and this song is a beautiful expression of that. I thought the video would be a fight for her love type video, but that wasn’t the case. It was mellow just like the song, which is understandable.

As noted, Kendrick is featured on the track, but unfortunately not in the video. So during his part there’s this girl who add first looked to be doing yoga then she just started rolling around in the sand. It just looked like a slow-mo of a behind-the scenes of a photo shoot. With Karrueche being the leading girl it could’ve just shown a different angle of her. The visual for Kendrick’s section was bleh. The video ends with the two being alone, away from everything and everybody. Really nice and serene. I get why he was following her now and keeping the distance. Happy ending.

chris-brownWhile the video was beautiful I was expecting more. It’s a Chris Brown video so I wanted some action, some dancing, something MORE. I was waiting for him to be fighting for her love which would’ve been a perfect scene during Kendrick’s bars, but that wasn’t the storyline. Ultimately it’s about the two always meeting up back in the end regardless of how much they play their distance in front of others. Beautiful video, I just wanted more action.

Chris is currently on the “Between the Sheets Tour” with Trey Songz & Tyga. Speaking of Tyga, Fan of a Fan: The Album, will be released February 24th. You can check out my album review to X HERE. Check out the video below:

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