Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa - Scared To Be Lonely

08 February Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Scared To Be Lonely (Official Video) - Martin Garrix |

Here is Martin Garrix again, doing another solid collaboration that will surely gain momentum soon. He is one of those DJs who just bring hit after hit after hit, and he's doing so solidly. It's an interesting team-up, especially with Dua Lipa having her own style with those amazing vocals of hers. Upbeat and sexual there is so much passion in the short clips shown throughout this music video for "Scared To Be Lonely" by Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa.

Martin Garrix, real name Martijn Garritsen, was ranked the number one DJ in 2016 by DJ Mag, out of 100 DJs. That's quite an accomplishment to live up to. Especially since he is only 20 years old, that is totally mad, isn't it? He's had a whole range of hits, and after leaving his record label - which is usually a bad move for anyone in the music industry - he has totally come on top and is bringing pure fire with all his releases. I cannot wait to see what he brings out next. He's teamed up with Dua Lipa, who is one of the rising stars of yesterday. She's had a number of hits but has yet to have a stand-out hit, but I reckon it's on the horizon. Nonetheless, she's doing well and bringing it when it comes to chart positions and promotion. Expect a massive hit very soon. This song was written by Martijn Garritsen, Giorgio Tuinfort, Nathaniel Campany, Kyle Shearer, and Georgia Ku.

Directed by Blake Claridge, this music video feels quite chaotic - that's my new favourite word. It has a lot going on, regardless of the fact that each scene is similar.

There's a major performance piece from Dua Lipa, who is totally looking sensual and passionate throughout. Her images work well within the scenes shown. As for Martin Garrix, we see him in scenically beautiful scenes, that totally makes him stand out.

There are many romantic scenes showing different couples. I would've liked to have seen a mixture of couples for some LGBT+ support (we can be scared to be lonely too), although kudos for the couples that are shown. However, there are no continuation scenes. It's hard to follow any sort of narrative, although it's clear that the scenes are showing people who are scared of being lonely.

Overall, it both works and it doesn't. I feel the music video, in itself, fails to attract the audience and keep the viewers' attention. The performance piece is less dramatic than what we've seen before, and definitely could be better. This video just comes across average and would probably get lost amongst many others.
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