Chart Mondays: Jonas Blue Featuring JP Cooper - Perfect Strangers

August 15, 2016 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Jonas Blue is back with this banger of a song which is in the UK top 10. So as you probably guessed the UK number one does not have a music video, "Cold Water" by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ is sitting at the top. There's very little choice in the top 10 to choose from, as most of them I have already reviewed, or they don't have a music video. Jonas Blue and JP Cooper do not appear in this lovely music video that shows a couple's first meeting and how they're perfect strangers, a clear connection that develops further after a bit of confidence.

Jonas Blue, real name Guy Robin, is a British music producer who hit it big last year with vocals from Dakota in his debut track "Fast Car", a cover version of Tracey Chapman's original "Fast Car". This time it's an original song and it's even better than we can imagine. Featuring vocals from JP Cooper, real name John Paul Cooper, who is slowly making a name for himself, will be one to watch in the coming years. This song will definitely help him no doubt. The song was written by Guy James Robin, John Paul Cooper and Alex Smith.

Directed by Sashinski, the music video is serene and beautiful, with the high concept of two people meant to be together, randomly meeting again and again. It features male actor Devin Dollery and female actress Victoria Scholtz as the love interest.

They visit various places where they bump into one another, definitely perfect strangers. Then they join hands and go and explore things together. It's sweet and innocent, in such a fiercely emotional way.

This is the kind of thing we all yearn for. We all actually want a story like this to tell people, but it never really works this way, so we can keep on dreaming and keep it for TV and films and music videos, and one day we will all have our own story to tell, but it won't be this one.

Overall, a very lovely relatable music video that goes well with the song; However there's nothing interesting going on, no exact moment where it piques the audience's interest. Not like Matoma and Becky Hill's "False Alarm". This is what this song is missing, regardless of the fact that the song itself is sweet. I was just waiting for something to happen, and nothing did.
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