New Release: Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale
This was a hard decision today, considering many of the new releases do not have a music video. Luckily for me, Bon Jovi came through and has a music video for their new song. This catchy little song is quite weird, and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. Thing is, whenever anyone mentions Bon Jovi, I always think of "Livin' On A Prayer", "It's My Life" or "Always", this song just doesn't live up to the a rock vibes of those songs. This isn't classic Bon Jovi and will be forgotten before we even heard it. Bon Jovi are back planting their roots and singing about a house that is not for sale. A visual video accompanies the song, but more could have been done.
Bon Jovi are a five-piece rock band consisting of Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Tico Torres, Phil X and Hugh McDonald. Recently, they haven't been charting on the singles charts, and although their latest album charted well on the albums front, singles-wise this band may never hit the charts hard again. Have they lost their way? Not really, this song is a good rock song, but it's set in the 00's when this sort of music was doing well, nowadays rock isn't really in the charts, and the bands that have made it have totally switched it up. Bon Jovi is just trying to bring classic rock back and it's totally not working, they need a new sound. This song was written by Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks and Billy Falcon.
The music video is directed by Indrani and there is not much going on. Mainly a performance-based video, Bon Jovi are looking totally old.
They are definitely old rockers, and they are just trying to bring back their old sound, but there's barely any energy as they perform the song. This is not what we expect when we watch a Bon Jovi music video and this music video just doesn't make the cut.
Some amazing visual conceptions in the video, but nothing that takes off and not enough are used throughout. I love the ending as the house grows roots and plants itself into the ground, totally suggesting that the house is not for sale, and yet it's not developed whatsoever.
Overall, a very simple music video that isn't all that memorable. I'm all for Bon Jovi continuing on, and releasing music for their fans, and if all my favourite artists did that when they're old I'll be extremely grateful. Yet they need to get on their music video game and improve their sound overall.
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