Charlie Puth Featuring Selena Gomez - We Don't Talk Anymore

August 09, 2016 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

It seems split-screen music videos are a massive thing nowadays, we've already had The Girl and the Dreamcatcher's "Make You Stay" split-screen music video, and now this one, wonder what song will be next. Regardless, Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez harmonise amazingly on this extremely catchy song that I definitely can't get enough of recently. As for the music video, the concept is hard to follow with the split-screen, Charlie Puth and his ex go about their lives apart because they don't talk anymore, whilst Selena Gomez doesn't even appear.

Charlie Puth, Grammy nominated singer and a chart success, he has had many hits already including number ones "Marvin Gaye" and "See You Again". This track marks his third single from his debut album. This won't be the last we hear of him. Featured on this track is the amazing Selena Gomez, although you wouldn't know it from the music video. She compliments Charlie Puth's vocals in this song, making it melodically beautiful. The song only charted at number 26 in the UK, although it's definitely worth a higher peak position. The song was written by Charlie Puth, Jacob Kasher Hindlin and Selena Gomez.

Directed by Phil Pinto, it relates to the song perfectly. Showing the lives of two people who's lives used to revolve around one another but now they lead separate lives. Unfortunately, Selena Gomez doesn't appear in this split-screen video as she is busy with her tour. Her absence is badly received since she is a crucial part of the song. This isn't the first time this has happened, most-recently Zara Larsson didn't appear in Tinie Tempah's "Girls Like".

The video, as I previously mentioned, includes a split-screen, which is definitely all the range lately, however it never unites unlike The Girl and the Dreamcatcher's "Make You Stay".

This video shows a broken relationship and how each person wants to reach out but they don't talk anymore so although they constantly think of one another they don't message or talk.

Interestingly, iMessage is used, which tells people when the other person is typing something. This becomes even more heartfelt as the other person knows they're typing and then deleting the message, it's like a double stabbing in the heart.

There's a lot to like about this music video, especially seeing them do variously similar things, such as crossing the road and going out with friends.

Overall, this is a fully narrative music video, that is totally engaging yet a little difficult to follow as it's not easy to concentrate on both sides of the split-screen. The effect is nothing new to us, and is played about and edited interestingly. No one can deny the complexity of this video, nor how it relates to the song. However it's completely missing Selena Gomez!
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