New Release: Example - Say Nothing

September 17, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I've been looking forward to this new release as it was frequently announced that No Doubt's song "Settle Down" was going  to be released this week, however it has now been pushed back to the 24th and so now I had a difficult decision on who's music video to review, but as this song is climbing up the charts I might as well review the most popular release this week.

Example, real name Elliot Gleave, has appeared on my blog a number of times, he is one musician who is going to be around for a very long time. He has had a number one with "Changed The Way You Kiss Me" and "Stay Awake". He has also achieved a 5* rating from me for his song "Natural Disaster" that featured Laidback Luke, will he get more 5*'s in the future... Well we'll have to wait and see!

"Say Nothing" was written by Elliot Gleave, John McDaid and Dragan Roganović. It is another club song that will definitely get remixed a lot, I also think I heard it last night while I was out clubbing. I think it works well and after just one play of it, it has embedded itself right into my head, I cannot stop singing to myself. Will it reach the number one spot, currently held by The Script Featuring Will.I.Am "Hall Of Fame"? It's definitely going to be a hard one.

This music video looks low budget, and it has definitely been done a few times, there is no narrative, only that something has happened and that they "don't have to say nothing". But I just feel like I'm watching so many other music videos as this has been done way too many times, and it kind of makes you question the director's thinking and his imagination.

There are some aspects that are always good in this type of video, and that's that the actors are so strongly emotional you really understand what the song is for and so it is relatable, but the music channels would definitely get boring if they only played videos like this.

Overall a great song, that becomes catchy immediately, but as for the music video it's more or less a copy of other music videos that have been around for the last 10 years. There's nothing new to this either, and so it does make this quite boring. But I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt, and it is obtaining this rating.