Mixtape - Dancing Star

March 23, 2013 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Mixtape started following me on 12th March, they are an electric duo consisting of Pris Elias and Helen Negrão. They were previously a trio, in which they released one album in Portuguese called 'O Tormento do Tempo'. Now continuing on, they are releasing songs in English. Their most recent album, which featured 'Dancing Star' is called 'Find Your Own Way Home'. They took some time to grow on me, but they have managed to do just that. It wouldn't surprise me if they gain success in the next few years, with this sound and their theatrical videos and covers, this is one duo who we should keep an eye on.

The music video relates perfectly with the artwork that goes with their new album, it's theatrical and full of emphasis.

The light bulbs brings an eerie quality to it all, and Pris is singing about needing to let go, although she loves this person. And the setting suggests what has happened. The broken chair is definitely suggestive, along with Helen adjusting the ladder, and the tyre rolling.

A lot of suggestive content. The duo reminds me of The Ting Tings, because that duo has only one singer. I like the idea of having the other person in the music video as well, because they are equally important. Without that music, we would have nothing as the lyrics aren't that strong although Pris' voice is phenomenal.

Overall a catchy song that I can't help but sing-a-long to, and a music video that relates exactly the way we want it to. However the one thing that could be done to improve this is to make it more suggestive, they could've even added flashbacks to what did happen.