New Release: G-Eazy & Halsey - Him & I

01 December Critic Jonni 0 Comments


Him & I - G-Eazy & Halsey |

Once again, there wasn't much choice for my New Release music video review today (1st December - it's backdated because I'm behind on my blog), but I stumbled across this one and I absolutely adore the song, the track, and the visual. This is a perfect collaboration that works effortlessly. I could play this over and over and over again, such a catchy song and a relatable music video. This is one of those songs that should gain momentum around the world, but probably won't, like Macklemore & Kesha's "Good Old Days". Watch G-Eazy & Halsey hang out together on the streets of New York City as they showcase a loving relationship that is full of moments and teasing in this music video for their collaboration song "Him & I".

G-Eazy, real name Gerald Gillum, has certainly made waves in the music industry the past couple of years. He's collaborated with some of the biggest names and has been proving that he is an American rapper we all need to keep our eyes on. I'm pretty sure that if it weren't for his collaboration with Grace on "You Don't Own Me", it would've taken him longer to go international, but tracks like this one definitely shows off his ability to record and release an incredible song. It's a collaboration with Halsey, real name Ashley Frangipane. She's such an underrated star and has yet to have a signature solo song, although she is mostly known by many for her feature on The Chainsmokers' track "Closer". This collaboration has proven that Halsey is certainly another artist we all need to watch and keep our eyes and ears on. I expect a massive hit from her real soon - if this one doesn't become big. This song was written by Gerald Gillum, Alexander Schwartz, Joe Khajadourian, and Ashley Frangipane.

Directed by Gerald Gillum and Ashley Frangipane, the music video sees these two music artists in a loving relationship as they walk around New York City and spend time together. They are a real-life couple so everything that happens in this music video isn't them acting, so the sparks we can clearly see are extremely real. They started their relationship in November 2017.

The video starts with a quote from The Beautiful and The Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which is "They were stars on this stage. Each playing to an audience of two." Scenes follow of shots of New York and then shots of G-Eazy and Halsey, with the latter singing first.

There's nothing that really stands out in this music video, there's a lot of teasing, a lot of cute and adorable moments, and a lot of passion throughout. G-Eazy and Halsey clearly are in love with one another and the fact that they've managed to easily capture that on screen in the visual is incredible.

The song is about their relationship, so it's understandable as to why they've filmed a music video that shows an insight into their lives. It doesn't go anywhere, but it doesn't need to. There's no performance or narrative, this is just G-Eazy and Halsey doing their thing together. It's such a loving heart-warming and admiring music video. Although, at times I feel like there's too much being shown at once like they had so much footage that they wanted to put it all in.
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