Destiny's Child - Bills, Bills, Bills

July 12, 2016 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Ever since Dove Cameron sung this song acoustically on Snapchat, which she later posted to twitter, I haven't been able to get her version out of my head. The clip is only ten seconds long, yet she has such an amazing technical voice that it stuns us all. I am hoping it's her next single release, but I think she was just singing it whilst she was on holiday. Destiny's Child's original is just as good though. Set in a hair salon, the girls from Destiny's Child sing about their problems whilst styling people's hair.

This song was released back when Destiny's Child were a four-piece band consisting of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett. This group, as a four-piece, were at the height of their career, sending out chart hit after chart hit. Now split up, but still on good terms, Beyoncé has quickly became a worldwide star, which was unsurprising since she was the lead singer of this group. Kelly Rowland has always been in her footsteps, ever since this group was formed, and to this day she's not a household name, although she has tried. As for LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett, they too tried to become big artists, but it just didn't work out for them. The song charted at number six on the UK chart, but number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by Kevin Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Kelly Rowland.

The video, directed by Darren Grant, was set inside a beauty salon and was a tribute to Beyoncé Knowles' mother Tina.

A pure performance piece, with more focus on dancing and singing than actually styling people's hair. Although we all would love Beyoncé to style our hair, she'd probably end up singing and forgetting all about our hair style.

The opening is interesting in a robotic way, leading into the music video, it shows Beyoncé's love interest asking to borrow her keys, but she's had enough of him asking her for everything. This is a direct link to the song, which in turn connects the music video.

As per usual the girls are on form with their dancing, totally focused and the choreography is performed to perfection.

However this entire video seems way more dated than what it is, considering other videos released at the same time. There's not a lot going on in the video, and nothing that stands out apart from the opening. It just comes off a little bland, and considering the song is so catchy, the music video fails to live up to the beats and melody.