Chart Mondays: Kungs Vs Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl

August 01, 2016 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Drake's "One Dance" has finally been knocked off the top spot after 15 weeks. Of course, it just had to be Justin Bieber that did it, he features on the number one song from Major Lazer called "Cold Water" which also has vocals from MØ. Yet trust it to be another song without a music video, and therefore opening the top 10 of the UK singles chart to my Chart Mondays. This song stayed at number two for a few weeks, and rivalled Drake's "One Dance", grabbing number one during the mid-weeks only to officially hit number two. The song is the number one that never was, but totally should've been, which reminds me of Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger". Focusing purely on the girl in a relationship, Kungs Vs Cookin' On 3 Burner's video for "This Girl" is slow but mesmerising,

Kungs, real name Valentin Brunel, is a French DJ who will definitely be releasing hit after hit. His exotic sounds takes us all back to a different time period in the sunshine, yet he is just 19. I am extremely excited to see how bright his future will be, because music like this is very popular, so he definitely won't be disappearing anywhere soon. Featuring is Cookin' On 3 Burners, an R&B, soul and funk trio consisting of Jake Mason, Dan West and Ivan Khatchoyan. This is originally their song with vocals from Kylie Auldist, which was then mixed by Kungs to create this awesome song, it's not the first time a remix has boosted a song's popularity and I'm sure it won't be the last time. The song was written by Jake Mason, Lance Ferguson and Ivan Khatchoyan.

Directed by Matt Larson, the music video features models Louïs Rault Watanabe and Irina Martynenko.

Not a lot goes on in the music video, just mainly focusing on the developing relationship between these two lovers. The camera focuses more on Irina Martynenko, understandably since the song is about a girl.

However they have totally sexed her up and included more visuals of her being sexy than even attempting to make Louïs Rault Watanabe comparably similar in his visuals.

They could be a model couple, and yet they fail to focus on the guy in the relationship as much as they have with the girl.

On the other hand it's sweet, and fills me with jealousy since I want that one day, to escape with someone and be in love, even if we never truly escape to a remote place to ourselves. This is sweet, innocent, well maybe not so innocent in one of the scenes, and definitely loving. It goes well with the bright upbeat song, definitely one of the summer anthems of 2016, and one that never quite reached the UK top spot.
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