Destiny's Child - Girl

30 January Critic Jonni 0 Comments



After reviewing 99 Souls "The Girl Is Mine", a mashup of this song and Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine", I had to review these music videos to see the complete difference. To be honest, when I heard this song I was shocked, this is very different to the clubbed up mashup. It's extremely R&B which we are used to from Destiny's Child, however it is not as nearly as catchy as the mashup by 99 Souls, they clearly have done a good job. Destiny's Child meet up for a coffee, as they talk about Kelly Rowland's love life and how the guy she is with isn't worthy of her, she attempts to defend herself in a verse all to herself, but Beyoncé and Michelle is having none of it.

Destiny's Child consisted of, at this time, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. All three have a successful solo career in their own right, and they all, most recently, collaborated on a Michelle Williams' song. This song was written by Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Patrick "9th Wonder" Douthit, Sean Garrett,. Angela Beyince, Don Davis and Eddie Robinson. The song was initially written by Beyoncé Knowles and Michelle Williams for Kelly Rowland as a request for her to end her abusive relationship. This proves how strong a friendship these girls had.

The music video, directed by Bryan Barber has two different elements. The first is the girls chilling in Beyoncé's apartment watching TV. They are watching a Sex And The City inspired video starring themselves.

The girls arrive for coffee and Beyoncé confronts Kelly Rowland about her sadness which is due to the relationship Kelly Rowland is in. We see intercut scenes that show her boyfriend coming home late and them arguing.

Michelle Williams actually gets a solo part and scene, in which she sees the boyfriend in a shop with another girl.

This is the calling card and Kelly Rowland decides to leave her boyfriend, but not before tying him up on the balcony with a pair of handcuffs wearing next to nothing.

Overall a perfect music video. I love how the girls react to the different scenes that are being shown on the TV, as if they are watching it themselves. It's a different viewing experience that adds to this entire video, surprisingly. Although I'm not so keen on the song, give me 99 Souls' "The Girl Is Mine" mashup any day, the music video is pretty much flawless.
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