Carly Rae Jepsen - Bucket

28 April Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Fresh from coming fifth on Canadian Idol, Carly Rae Jepsen started working on her debut album. It's considered underrated by many, but I feel it's more of a try-hard album, one where she was being too imaginative in her lyrics that it was lost as a whole. This is one of my favourite songs from the album. Carly Rae Jepsen has fun with friends on a beach, as she sings about not being able to build a sandcastle as there is a hole in her bucket.

Carly Rae Jepsen is my revisit this week, purely because I haven't had much choice this week, and I haven't seen this music video. Totally different to "Boy Problems" it really shows how she's progressed as a singer in the music industry. However, I wish I knew her secret to staying young, I'm already looking older than her, even though she's seven years older than me. I'm hoping new music is coming towards the end of this year, as she needs to get her name back out there, with a smashing chart hit. This song was written by Carly Rae Jepsen and peaked at number 32 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart.

Directed by Ben Knetchtel, the music video was shot in Vancouver. It is a simple performance piece that is totally relaxed. Carly Rae Jepsen has been quoted as saying that it felt more like a beach party than a music video.

All the extras were Carly Rae Jepsen's friends. This gives it a good feel-good vibe to the music video as the friendships shown are all very real.

There's no sign of a bucket in the video, although there is a setting sun, and it's hard to believe that it is freezing cold weather.

The performance piece is on point, nevertheless. Carly Rae Jepsen is a performer and that goes without saying, she's got a perfect voice and she can showcase it on a stage, on a beach or at an exclusive acoustic gig.

Overall, it relates to an extent and it's very relaxed. The scenes are intricate even if it was just a simple beach party to Carly Rae Jepsen. I just wish I was one of her friends, as she clearly needs someone to talk to about her "Boy Problems" and she seems to be easy to get along with, she'll be an amazing friend to have no doubt.
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