Nickelback - Gotta Be Somebody

March 08, 2013 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Nickelback, such a big name and one that was on everybody's lips, however their popularity has dropped with their most recent singles just claiming the UK top 200 such as "Lullaby", or even not charting at all. Is this band going to disappear forever? Or Will they kick back with an amazing new single? Guess we'll have to wait and see. They are a four-piece rock band consisting of Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and Daniel Adair.

"Gotta Be Somebody" was written by the whole band, the writing credits announces the writers as Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and Daniel Adair. I have to admit the song is definitely one of my favourites by this band, as it has a big emotional tie behind it that links perfectly with my outlook on life. Many artists have covered and released this song including Bucky Covington's "Gotta Be Somebody" and Shayne Ward's "Gotta Be Somebody".

The music video plays on the song lyrics 'there's gotta be somebody for me out there', referencing the entire universe, and there is definitely somebody for everyone. At this current moment, lead singer Chad Kroeger is engaged to Avril Lavigne, an unlikely match, but one that could definitely work.

The video is totally different, it's quite dark, but it's also mainly a performance piece, and there is a certain vibe coming from them, but I don't know whether that's just the singing or the performance.

I like how we zone in to Earth and start off in Italy; Rome to be more exact at the Colosseum. When an Earthquake hits, we then move to Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, America. And the bridge is swinging as they perform, with a crack line through the middle. We then move on to a desert in the Southwestern United States.

Overall, a great song that should've charted higher in the UK chart than number seven, however it makes this song their fourth highest charting single after "Rockstar" at number two, "How You Remind Me" at number four and "Someday" at number six. The music video is out of this world, pun intended. But it's missing a narrative which would have made this absolutely perfect. Maybe the narrative side of this performance could have played a bit more. It's good but not great.
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