Fergie - Just Like You

04 February Critic Jonni 0 Comments


Just Like You - Fergie |

I know that I keep blaming Fergie for the reason why I'm behind on my blog, and I have to admit that she is no longer the whole reason why I am behind, because I'm like 40 days behind now, and since Fergie doesn't have 40 music videos out, it's not entirely her fault, but she was certainly the start of it. She just happened to keep on releasing more and more music videos which I just had to cover for CelebMix. Not long after, INNA then released a new single a day, and now all the Eurovision news is coming out, it's literally put me so far behind. Add that to the two part-time jobs that I currently have, one of which may go full-time soon, I am flat-out, and it's just put me behind on my blog. Failing to come up with any other music videos to review, I reverted back to Fergie, since she started this downward spiral on my blog, so it's only right that she helps me out. I adore the emotional connotation of this music video, and every subsequent one is just as amazing, as you'll know when I come to review them. Watch Fergie in this black and white music video, lash out at her lover as she spots him on the street which smokes them up into an imaginary universe which dispels him in this music video for "Just Like You".

Fergie, full name Fergie Duhamel and previously Stacy Ferguson, is mostly known for being the female singer in the group The Black Eyed Peas. She has had a successful solo career to date, and took ten years to release her second studio album titled Double Dutchess and gosh was it worth the wait as it is one of my all-time favourite albums that has been released. She also released a music video for every single song on the album - hence why I started being behind on my blog; yes, I did previously write up about this music video on CelebMix. This is a great video although the song is just okay, nothing special. It was written by Fergie Duhamel, Leon "Roccstar" Youngblood, Steve Franks, and Taylor Parks.

The music video was directed by Bruno Ilogti. The opening scene is continued by the ending scene whilst smoke clouds these two characters into an imaginary world which allows Fergie to sing about a guy who broke her heart and where she gets to call him out and make him disappear so she can continue walking down the street.

Now, anyone who has read my music video reviews, know that I hate black and white visuals and again I don't understand why it is in black and white. It does make the smoke more integral to the piece and possibly makes the visual easier, allowing them to be covered in smoke, but I'm pretty sure the concept is still easily conveyed in colour.

The performance piece is slightly lacking too, she's missing her usual energy and it's clear she doesn't enjoy trying to translate this song into a performance visual. The scenes with the guy are amazing - who looks a bit like her husband who she has split from, Josh Duhamel - fully getting into acting. There's just something missing throughout. I just wanted more emotion, more realness in this.
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