Christina Milian - When You Look At Me

17 March Critic Jonni 0 Comments



Now this is how you do it! Today is my revisit day, and this song has been stuck in my head all day yesterday. My phone plays my music on shuffle and this one came on as I was on my way to work. It's such a banger of a ballad that it's definitely a classic, one I absolutely adore. Christina Milian pulls off the perfect performance, sexy, sultry and simple; this is a video that would make me want to see her live.

It's almost as if I've just watched someone else, comparing this to "Rebel", I'm kind of unsure I like the direction Christina Milian is heading, although she pulled it back with the release of "Like Me". Her real name is Christine Flores, and currently owns a clothing line, a range of wines and has her own TV show. She is attempting a come back to music to which I am hoping will be the come back that everyone is talking about. Although, I think JoJo has that title at the moment. This song was Christina Milian's second single, charting at number three in the UK. It was written by Christina Milian, Christin Karlsson, Nina Woodford, Fredrik Odesio and Henrik Jonback.

The video has four rooms, in which Christina Milian has different styles and colours to work with. In every room she pulls off the outfit perfectly, and performs on point. The video was directed by Billie Woodruff.

The choreography is performed in sync, which is exactly what we come to expect when it comes to Christina Milian. She looks relaxed and she's prepared to give this song everything she's got because this is a song she really cares about and loves.

It's totally relatable to the song, and although there is no narrative, we don't need one. She's a different person in every room, style wise. It works brilliantly, and although there doesn't seem a lot to comment on, it's because it's a pure performance piece directed amazingly. This is why Christina Milian used to be on top form before, and if she revisits this type of energy, she will get back to having chart hits.
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