Cascada - Au Revoir

March 08, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Cascada is a 3-piece dance act that comprises of Natalie Horler, Manian (Manuel Reuter) and Yanou (Yann Peifer). As you may have guessed I'm quite a big fan of their music, and have created quite a few blog posts on this band. I always thought, after buying the album, that this would have been their next single, and it sounds like the sort of song that would put them high in the UK charts, unfortunately, with lack of promotion, the song failed to make it. The album "Original Me" is an amazing album, and I can't stop listening to it. There are collaborations with Carlprit, that throw off the scent of a possible single, that would surely have made number one, but it looks like they're going to start on a new album, and hopefully a great comeback in the UK.

The song was written by Manuel Reuter, Yann Peifer and Allan Eshuijs, who has worked with Cascada in the past, on a few hit singles. Personally I think this is one of the most catchiest songs on the album, and I'm interested in Cascada's new album and what would be in store for us.

The music video is interesting, as it's not the sort of video you expect from Cascada (but neither was "Fever", which was another single that failed to get onto the UK chart). It looks like they had fun with it, and I have to admit it is quite a good music video, but this was the only promotional work Cascada did for this song here in the UK, and the music channels didn't think much of it. I am totally surprised it came onto the music channels today.

The best thing about this music video is that we see Natalie Horler have choreographed dance moves. It is the first time we've seen her dance in a music video, leaving sceptics realising she can dance and she's very good at it. It's nice to see it, and I hope it appears more in Cascada's upcoming music videos.

As for the story, it's pretty good, I like the fact that Natalie Horler teases guys in the corridor, and then does a tango-styled dance. I like the wink at the end, it's reminiscent of Avril Lavigne's "What The Hell". And the first few seconds makes us think we're watching Michael Jackson's "Thriller". It's all very good, but it's missing that Cascada spark, and it's just lacking that special bit.

Overall it's a very good music video, and links in slightly with the song, although there could have been more of a narrative (however that is what we expect from Cascada). I like the fact that we actually see Natalie Horler dance, and I cannot wait to find out what's around the corner for these guys.
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