Selena Gomez & The Scene - Hit The Lights

February 06, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Selena Gomez is definitely one of these Disney stars that are trying to reach fame... We've already had Miley Cyrus, so now it's a competition between Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, who are both friends and appeared in a TV show and a film together. Demi, has managed to blow us all away with her most recent single "Skyscraper", and Selena Gomez is trying her best to compete... And here is the best song she's ever sung and I really do like this song. She is currently dating popstar Justin Bieber, as most people already know.

Selena Gomez & The Scene is a pop band, that has also dabbled in Electro... The band consists of Selena Gomez, Greg Garman, Joey Clement, Ethan Roberts and Dane Forrest. This song is definitely going to be a hit, but with Selena Gomez & The Scene's track record on the UK chart, can they pull it back, or will this be another song not to chart so high?

The song was written by Leah Haywood, Daniel James and Tony Nilsson. Which quite surprises me since I was expecting that the band or at least Selena Gomez had put some of the lyrics in, as she looks like she is passionate about every single word she sings in this music video. The song's all about letting loose, having fun and being in the moment, and the music video portrays exactly that.

The music video is inspirational, it's quick short scenes and there is a lot going on, but it matches the song amazingly and it's really clever, but there is a continuity error, I wonder if anyone else has spotted it...

We have various scenes, we have a cornfield where it looks like it goes on and on and on, and the corn are taller than Selena Gomez, you could potentially hide forever amongst the corn. You also have big bouncing balloons that Selena and her friends are trying to prevent touching the ground, apparently (according to behind the scenes) the balloons kept on popping. Then you have the pumpkin patch where they attempt to play baseball with fruit, then they travel on the back of a truck eating watermelons and they disappear into the smoke. Next it's night and they're walking down a street with big flashlights and torches, I so wish I was there, it looks like fun. Then a house party, and a forest filled with disco balls, that looks like the place to be. Selena Gomez is in a room filled with pink balloons, another dream where everyone wants to be. And jumping into a pool, and fireworks go off while dancing in the street, and so much more.

There's so much to see and watch that you have to concentrate really hard, and it's not easy to capture everything first time around. I think I've watched it 5 times now and I'm still finding out new things. This is what makes a music video, it makes you watch it again and again. The continuity error, is the fact that she's had her hair cut half-way through filming (revealed in Behind The Scenes) and it's noticeable if you look out for it, but it is edited well and not evident all that much.

I think this reminds me of Alex Saidac's music video "We Shine", because of the lights, I think this is more relatable and I can't fault this music video, and I'm going to have to say this... I think it's the band's best music video ever. I love it and will watch it 100 more times if I have to, I doubt I'll ever find it tiring, and I hope this is their biggest hit, and I'll be surprised if it doesn't make top 10 here in the UK. It's one of the songs that will definitely be played in the clubs and I am shocked it hasn't been remixed by more DJs. People may dislike it due to flash warning, but to be honest what do expect from a song called "Hit The Lights"?