Ashlee Simpson - Boyfriend

16 March Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Ashlee Simpson is currently getting ready for a come back in music. She is both a singer and an actress, along with her well-known sister Jessica Simpson. Her albums have failed to gain much chart success in the UK, her first album managed to get to number 31, and her subsequent albums didn't even make the top 40. It's a total different story for the singles, 4 of which has charted high, "Pieces of Me" got to number 4, "La La" number 11, this song got to number 12 and her most recent chart position is number 24 with "Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)". My favourite single "L.O.V.E." did not get an official release in the UK.

"Boyfriend" was written by Kara DioGuardi, John Shanks and Ashlee Simpson. The song is apparently "not about one person in particular". But the song is about a girl who insists you've stolen her boyfriend, she's claiming she didn't. Various rumours have popped up about who this song might be about, guess we'll never know. Since "L.O.V.E." didn't get an official release in the UK, this is henceforth the only single released from the album 'I Am Me'.

This music video is mainly performance piece, but so full of vibes that you can't help but enjoy it for what it is, she has this stage presence that is gripping to watch. Her performance is extremely watchable, she's moving about, rocking out, striking sexy dance moves. It's fun to watch. And given the chance, I definitely would see her live.

I like the use of the band behind her, it shows she isn't afraid of showing who the band is that helps her make music, therefore giving her a lot more respect in my eyes.

There is a slight narrative to this, where she is running from the cops at the start, this kind of makes me think someone has called the police on her because she "stole" a boyfriend, making something become much more serious than what it is. Also a bunch of people start running towards something, although it is never clear who or what they are running to, my guess is that it's Ashlee Simpson's gig they are running to. It kind of reminds me of Lostprophets' music video to "Shinobi Vs. Dragon Ninja".

Overall, a great catchy song that should've charted higher than number 12. The music video fits the song pretty well, they could've added more to the narrative side, as well as making it clear what or who all the people are running to. At the end Ashlee Simpson jumps into what is possibly her boyfriend she references to in her song. He is played by Efren Ramirez.

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