David Guetta Featuring Sia - Titanium

October 06, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

David Guetta, real name is Pierre David Guetta, has definitely came a long way in the last few years and he will never disappear. He has released a number of singles, many of which have appeared on my blog, and I believe I haven't given a bad rating to any of them, and this certainly isn't a video that will change it, as this video is top notch too. It's a collaboration with Sia, who was unknown internationally until after this song and Flo Rida's "Wild Ones". It has definitely pushed her into the limelight. Her actual name is Sia Furler, and I can see her releasing a lot more songs internationally and getting a lot of chart worthy hits.

"Titanium" was written by Sia Furler, David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort and Nick Van De Wall. Sia wrote the song for various well-known artists, Katy Perry turned it down, and so did Alicia Keys apparently. A leaked version was released online featuring vocals from Mary J. Blige. It makes you question how many artists did record vocals or were just offered it. But David Guetta decided to stick with Sia, and it was definitely worth the risk, she wasn't known in the US, and hadn't released in the UK in years (yes she had previously managed to get to number 10 back in 2000), but her version worked well and managed to get to number one in the UK.

The video is perfect, the song is about being strong and standing up for yourself as well as the inner strength and being able to release it. They have taken that way out of proportion and put it in this amazing video. HANDS UP this was the first time I had seen this video, as I'm not too keen on the song so I always skipped over it when I used to watch the music channels.

The video has a narrative that never features Sia or David Guetta (it's like it used to be for David Guetta videos). Our main protagonist is Ryan Lee who has been in a lot of films and TV shows. A lot of people have said it reminds them of Chronicle and I certainly wouldn't disagree.

We start off in a school corridor that has been wrecked with paper everywhere. Ryan Lee stands up and passes a teacher who is terrified of him, clearly he has done the damage. He walks out of the school as the police show up and the female teacher runs out and tells the police he was the one who did it. By then he is cycling home. When he gets there he finds out that it's all over the news so he gathers his things ready to run away, but the police get there before he is ready, he goes for the back door but it's locked so he uses his supernatural powers to get the keys and unlock the door. The police get inside and find the boy gone, all is left is 2 teddy bears floating in the air. The boy is later captured in the woods by the police, but he finds his inner strength and blasts them all away. The story ends on a cliff-hanger and makes you wonder whether he will be running for the rest of his life, or will he eventually find a safe place?

There are a few things that get on my nerves like him using the keys to unlock the door, why can't he use his powers to unlock the door? And the fact that the story doesn't have a proper ending, therefore leaves it open for everyone to come up with an ending, which I hate in films and TV series and in music videos, unless they follow it up with a sequel. But I just can't knock off a star for that as others like it too. This song took me some time to finally like it. But it's video is astounding and therefore I have no choice but to give it this rating.
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