Chart Mondays: NF - Let You Down

Let You Down - NF |

Looking at the chart for this backdated date - which is 25 December 2017 Christmas Day - Ed Sheeran is still at number one with "Perfect". This opens the top ten of the UK Singles Chart to my Chart Mondays review. I was planning on doing Rak-Su's "Dimelo" featuring Wyclef Jean & Naughty Boy, but the song doesn't have an official music video, which leaves me with a couple of choices. I decided on this one, purely because it has the less amount of hits on YouTube; who knows what that means in coming weeks, but I look forward to seeing what happens to the UK Chart. Music videos rarely make me cry, but this one certainly did, following in the footsteps of P!nk's "What About Us"; I swear I'm becoming an emotional wreck when it comes to personal emotional music videos. Watch an old man watching his son, NF, drown and then burn in a fire, then look down on him in a coffin, feeling sad he was never proud of him, with a mighty twist at the end in the music video for hit single "Let You Down".

NF, real name Nathan Feuerstein, is an American Christian hip-hop artist who has a total of four album releases to date. All of his singles have charted on the US Billboard Christan Songs chart, but this is the one that has truly given NF a massive international hit. It's true, it really does take just one song, and this is the one. I'm pretty sure this is the start of NF releasing chart hit after chart hit as more and more people discover his music. This song peaked at number two in Sweden and Norway, number four in Ireland, and number six in Finland and the UK. "Let You Down" was written by Nathan Feuerstein.

Directed by Nathan Feuerstein and Patrick Tohill, this music video hits every viewer in the heart; if the song wasn't emotional enough, paired with this music video it truly gives us all, all sorts of feels. It has one twist of an ending too.

The opening scene sees an old man walk down to a dock on a lake. As soon as the chorus finishes and NF's rap launches in, a young man is seen flailing around in the water, fully-clothed, drowning. The old man does nothing, as he watches his son, played by NF, die in the water. As the chorus returns, the older guy lip-syncs to the song, as if the chorus is words from himself.

The second verse kicks in and we're transported to a field where a car is surrounded by flames. Inside is NF, once again, as his father watches on - once again. The chorus comes back as the car lights up and burns completely. The final verse comes in as we see a coffin in an open grave, the old man opens the lid and reveals his son lying there; he's in shock and dismayed at himself.

We return to the drowning scene as we near the end of the video. This is where the full-on twist comes in. We see a close-up of the father's face, then a close-up of his arm, which displays a tattoo of a word starting with R-E-A - which we can presume is the same tattoo NF has which actually says "Real Music"; and, the shocker of them all, the old man's wife, we presume, comes out and says "Nathan?" as if that's his name. Meaning the whole video is an old man looking back on his younger self, proclaiming that he let himself down. It's such a shocking but interesting twist.

Most people are running with the father-son idea though, and let's just presume they had the same name and matching tattoos. This made me cry because this is something very real in my life, as well as many other people's lives. All I want to do is make my parents proud, and all that I have achieved to date is something I am proud of, myself; and I know I'm going to achieve so much more, but my father is always putting me down and it does make me want to give up sometimes. This music video is beyond personal, and so is the song. NF has created a masterpiece, one we all need to watch and listen to! He's certainly has become my new favourite rapper, singing about real things and real life.
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Chart Mondays: Marshmello Featuring Khalid - Silence

Silence (feat. Khalid) - Marshmello |

Backdated Chart Mondays again, as I focus on catching up week-on-week. I will do this, I promise. Ed Sheeran remains on top with "Perfect", and therefore allows one of the top ten from the UK Singles Chart, to be reviewed by me. This one is dropping out. It is officially Marshmello's biggest selling single to-date which certainly goes on to show that this masked DJ is on top form for 2017, but can he keep it going as the new year comes through? The same goes for Khalid who will no doubt become a big star in the next few years. This was an undeniable catchy collaboration, that totally worked in both of these artists favours, I just wish the music video was that little bit better. Watch Khalid and Marshmello perform and bring a sense of unity in this inspiring and lovely music video for their collaborative single "Silence".

Marshmello has really stepped up to the chart music world recently with some incredible collaborations, proving why he is one of the top DJs in the world. He's been a name we've all known for some time, making waves on stages, at festivals, and in the dance music world, but didn't really have an identifiable hit until this one and "Wolves" came along. Now he's a force that we are all watching, prepared to see what else he brings to charts around the world. Featuring on the track is Khalid, full name Khalid Robinson, who is certainly a rising star, managing to fully stamp his way into the international music industry. We all know that the next few years will see him dominate charts around the world, especially with the hype behind him. This song, unsurprisingly, hit charts hard around the world, peaking at number two in Norway, and number three in the UK and New Zealand. "Silence" was written by Khalid Robinson and Marshmello.

This music video is mainly a performance piece with a narrative set within. We watch Khalid leave a building and get on his bicycle before the song starts. He has a subtle stage presence as he sings whilst sitting on the bike, backed up by four other cyclists and Marshmello on his own bicycle.

Their bicycles certainly draw the audience in as they have lights wrapped around the wheels - why did we not have them as children? Such a great idea! The narrative shows a bunch of people who aren't having the best of days being cheered up by Khalid and Marshmello and the rest of their group with their neon lights.

As for the performance side of things, Marshmello comes off more as an unanimated mascot for Khalid and the song, rather than displaying what he does best - where are those DJ decks? As for Khalid, he has this relaxed style of performing that doesn't release any energy or inspiring vibes; it's certainly his voice that makes us enjoy this song because he doesn't bring anything addicting to the visual itself.

Overall, I so expected this to be a lot better. More focus on the characters within the narrative would've allowed this music video to be more gripping and engaging for the audience. Instead, we're left with Khalid and Marshmello, not really living up to their incredible artistry; maybe they were just too tired from cycling everywhere and pouring their energy into creating the track; leaving the video to not meet our expectations. The narrative saves this from being a total disaster.
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Chart Mondays: Ed Sheeran - Perfect

Perfect - Ed Sheeran |

It's Chart Mondays again for my back-dated review and it's the week that Ed Sheeran climbs up to the very top of the UK Chart with his addicting sweet song "Perfect". Since it is the UK number one, and still is three weeks later, I have to review the music video for Chart Mondays. It is quite a Christmas-themed video with his intention to have it as the Christmas number one, which he surely did that when he released "Perfect Duet" featuring Beyoncé as well as "Perfect Symphony" featuring Andrea Bocelli, combining all sales and streams - I expect this song to remain at the top for some time. Watch Ed Sheeran and Zoey Deutch go on holiday together to Austrian ski resort, Hintertux, where they spend some sweet time together in the snow, in this music video for "Perfect".

Ed Sheeran is a force to be reckoned with in the UK. His latest album sky-rocketed on charts all around the world, with all of the tracks charting inside the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart - an accomplishment that made the Official Chart Company change their rules so that such a thing could never ever happen again. This song, in particular, did well for itself, and is certainly one of those songs that many couples would choose as their first dance at their wedding receptions - it's just one of those songs, for sure. The one thing Ed Sheeran hadn't had, yet, was a Christmas number one, so the release of this song as an official single, with various versions released and this brilliant music video, certainly made the song stay at the top of the charts for the Christmas holiday season. The song was written by Ed Sheeran.

Directed by Jason Koenig, this music video stars actress Zoey Deutch as his love interest and was set in the Austrian ski resort, Hintertux. Ed Sheeran and Zoey Deutch really show off their acting skills as they display a loving relationship that's fun and full of sparks.

The completely narrative music video is beyond cute; it's actually adorable. They meet up in a restaurant after Ed Sheeran glances at an old photo on the train. We watch various scenes throughout; mostly, of them learning to ski before tackling the ski slopes.

There's a snowball fight scene and they create snow angels - I've still never done that. They later get pizza, treck through the forest and then eat the now-cold pizza in their log cabin. The box has a message from Ed Sheeran saying that he has a song for her, and that's when he sits her down and serenades her with this very sweet song.

There isn't a performance piece unless you count the serenading at the end. It's such a loveable music video that has lots of charming moments, but it doesn't bring anything new to the table and doesn't go anywhere. It's such an endearing visual that effortlessly relates to the song, but I just wanted something more.
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Chart Mondays: Selena Gomez & Marshmello - Wolves

Wolves - Selena Gomez & Marshmello |

A fairly new music video for one of my favourites in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart (at this backdated date of 4th December 2017). At this date, Camila Cabello is sitting proudly at the top with her song "Havana" featuring Young Thug. This song soon drops out of the top ten the following week, so it's no surprise I chose it for my Chart Mondays. I am obsessed with this song, as it is beyond catchy, although it really should've peaked higher on the UK chart! Watch Selena Gomez look sexy with various costume changes in an indoor swimming pool building, using various rooms as settings in this music video for her song "Wolves" in collaboration with Marshmello.

Selena Gomez is certainly a female singer who is on form, grabbing those chart numbers and releasing incredible hits. Originating from the Disney Channel - like most great singers before her - she has really come into her own the past few years. We are still waiting for her new album, but if her latest songs are anything to go by, she'll want it to be perfect and it'll be one we won't be able to stop listening to, which is what we certainly need after the last one - that didn't quite hit the spot. This is a collaboration with Marshmello, who is an anonymous DJ. He's rumoured to be Christian Comstock, with a few references that add to the rumours. This year has been so good for Marshmello who hit the UK Singles Chart and has made astronomical waves in this music industry with a few successful tracks. He was already one of the top DJs in the world, so it's about time the chart numbers reflect his credibility. This song literally stalled at number nine in the UK - disappointingly; but, it has certainly done better in other countries. It was written by Selena Gomez, Alexandra Tamposi, Louis Bell, Marshmello, Andrew Watt, Brian Lee, and Carl Rosen.

Directed by Colin Tilley, under the name BOY IN THE CASTLE, the visual takes place at an indoor swimming pool facility. This was not what I was expecting. Surely, we all expected to see Selena Gomez running through the woods, jumping over obstacles, and crying with the wolves - now that would be a music video and a half.

Instead, we have her sexily staring into the camera as she sexes up this swimming pool. From the showers to the benches to the diving board, Selena Gomez certainly knows how to explore a building. She also knows how to change costumes; maybe, she didn't know which ones to pick so, she decided on all six - why not?

Overall, this music video adds nothing to the song whatsoever. Actually, I prefer the verticle music video, which I wrote up for CelebMix, which is much more entertaining, and you actually see Marshmello. I was also expecting her to dive into the pool instead, she walks across it in a totally different outfit. This video doesn't link in with the song at all.
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Chart Mondays: Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage - rockstar

Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) - Post Malone |

We finally have a music video for this number one song, just as it steeply falls down the UK chart. I could've done with this when it was at number one instead of having to keep mentioning it didn't have a music video, which was true at the time. Now as it drops out of the top ten and Camila Cabello stays strong at the top spot with "Havana" featuring Young Thug (she's later knocked off, but this blog is backdated); we get to watch the music video and I get to review it for my Chart Mondays review. Watch Post Malone fight with samurai swords covering himself and the room with blood as a battle rages on in this music video for "rockstar" featuring 21 Savage.

Post Malone, real name Austin Post, is a hip-hop artist who has had a number of hit songs in the US. It takes a lot for hip-hop tracks to make it over the water to the UK, but this track surely did, whereas his previous tracks only charted moderately well. Personally, I think this song did so well because of it not having a music video, and only the chorus was released on YouTube, therefore sending everyone on to streaming services to hear the song - just like Drake did with his song "One Dance"; which still doesn't have a music video. This song features 21 Savage, real name Shayaa Abraham-Joseph. He is an American rapper who has been making some waves in the music industry, this song has certainly pushed his success, that's for sure. This song was written by Austin Post, Shayaa Abraham-Joseph, Louis Bell, and Olufunmibi Awoshiley.

Directed by Emil Nava, the music video takes inspiration from Japanese action film Lady Snowblood. There are narrative scenes throughout but this is mainly a performance piece. Post Malone brings a bit of energy, but it's 21 Savage that truly shines in this video when it comes to stage presence.

As for the sword fighting, it's interesting but doesn't seem to tell any sort of story, there's just Post Malone dressed in white with his backup women fighters also wearing white, as they stab and slash at the enemies who are men, dressed in black, spreading their blood over themselves and the room, before it's all washed away with sprinklers in the final shot.

That's all there is to this music video, nothing stands out, the snake has too much screen time especially when it isn't doing anything specific, and there's just too much blood. It's obsessive and over the top, and doesn't really relate to the song much.
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Chart Mondays: Mabel Featuring Kojo Funds - Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers (feat. Kojo Funds) - Mabel |

I am still behind on my blog, and it's all CelebMix's fault for being slow, it's Fergie's fault for dropping a new music video each day, and recently, it's INNA's fault for dropping a new promotional single a day. Regardless, I'm determined to catch up on my blog, eventually - I will catch up, I promise. So, here is another Chart Mondays, backdated to 20 November 2017, where Camila Cabello is still at number one with "Havana" featuring Young Thug - she's still at the top spot right now - so it opens the top ten to my review, and Mabel has been inside for some time, and is at number ten on this day, about to drop out fully. Watch Mabel and Kojo Funds dance in a low-light club as they perform their collaborative song "Finders Keepers".

Mabel, full name Mabel McVey, is a Swedish singer who was born in Spain, and currently lives in the UK. She is the daughter of Neneh Cherry and Cameron McVey. She has released mixtapes, EPs, and various singles, clearly leading up to an album, eventually. This song is her only hit to date, although I reckon she'll have another one as the years go by. She's confident, sassy, and clearly in love with her music and we get all that from this clip alone. I definitely suggest you keep an eye on Mabel as she builds up her career. The song features Kojo Funds, who is an emerging rapper from London. He's definitely creating his own waves in the industry, collaborating with some of the best artists. I reckon we'll be hearing from him a lot more in the future. The song was written by Mabel McVey, Jordan D. Reid, Marlon Roudette, Errol Bellot, and Steven Marsden.

Directed by Savanah Leaf, this music video is a pure performance visual that contains a lot of dancing. It has a current grime feel to it, and the club sure emulates that in every way.

There really isn't a lot going on in the visual. Mabel brings it when she's singing the song, but she looks like she's more interested in clubbing and dancing with the dancers and Kojo Funds, rather than actually sending the song out to the viewers in the visual.

The dancing is freestyle throughout with no choreography whatsoever, it's not impressive and doesn't bring anything to the table. It's all relaxed and just comes off simple. I feel some clips are repeated, and there's just nothing to this. Kojo Funds adds great energy at the start of the video, but it's just not enough.
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Chart Mondays: Avicii Featuring Rita Ora - Lonely Together

Lonely Together (feat. Rita Ora) - Avicii |

Now, this is a collaboration I have been waiting to write up on my blog. It's been in the Top 10 of the UK chart for quite some time, so I've been waiting for the right moment. At this current time (the backdated time of this blog post, and even now), Camila Cabello has the UK number one with her song "Havana" featuring Young Thug; therefore opening my Chart Mondays review to the UK Top 10. This is at number eight (at the backdated date). It's an addicting song and a brilliant collaboration. Watch Rita Ora be all sultry whilst we watch a narrative of a couple moving through frozen scenes as they are "Lonely Together" in this music video to the Avicii song.

Avicii, real name Tim Bergling who is also known as Tim Berg, has had an amazing career to date and he continues to bring it with non-stop amazing music and collaborations. He's definitely one of the biggest DJs around, bringing in chart numbers from all over the world, which is certainly a rarity when it comes to artists who are DJs; only a few manage to draw in these sorts of chart hits. Featured on this track is the talented Rita Ora who stuns us with her incredible vocals. She truly brings it to this song and it certainly works with the music she has recently been releasing. Once again, she's on top form. This song managed to peak in the UK at number four, it's a shame it never quite got to the top spot. The song was written by Benjamin Levin, Ali Tamposi, Bergling, Brian Lee, Magnus August Høiberg, and Andrew Watt.

Directed by Levan Tsikurishvili & Phillip R Lopez, this music video has two parts, one's a full-on narrative and the other is a performance piece with Rita Ora. The latter certainly disappoints compared to the former, as the lighting is all wrong and she doesn't have her usual performance energy.

This is what's not so great. Rita Ora is usually a stunning performer, have you not seen "Your Song", just wow! Yet, in this, she doesn't have her usual flair, and it might be due to where the video is set and the lighting and the way it is filmed. There is a stark contrast, especially when intercut throughout the extremely clever narrative.

This story is defining in so many ways. How many times have you fallen in love with someone, so much so, that the world seems to stop whenever you are with that person? Gosh, don't we all know how that feels; and, damn, do I miss that right now. But, all of our times do come around, and it will happen again to me, no doubt.

I love how they capture images in this world where only time is moving for these two characters; it's a shame we don't get to see the photos they take. The two stars manage to convey that they're in love with one another and easily represent their relationship on screen. They're having fun and enjoying themselves - that's what we all want in life.

Overall, the music video has two totally different parts and usually this is what makes it good; however, this time around, the dark depths of the performance piece doesn't show off Rita Ora all that well, and when intercut with this amazing narrative, it all just falls a little on the short side. This so could have been epic; disappointingly, it isn't.
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Chart Mondays: Camila Cabello Featuring Young Thug - Havana

Havana (feat. Young Thug) - Camila Cabello |

According to this backdated blog post, it is 6 November 2017, which means that during this week we had a brand new number one on the UK Singles Charts. Yes, that's right, Camila Cabello climbed her way up into first position, knocking "Rockstar" by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage off the top spot. It's been a steady climb for this single, but radio play sure pushed its success - plus it is undeniably catchy. As for the music video, there is a hell of a lot going on with multiple versions of Camila Cabello. I have not been looking forward to writing about this, but here goes. Watch Camila Cabello bring some Latin flair as she performs and acts in this music video for her song "Havana" featuring Young Thug.

Camila Cabello is mostly known for being the first member of Fifth Harmony to leave the girl group; the other girls have continued as a four-piece. All five girls auditioned on The X Factor (US) separately and came third, as a collective, in the second season. Camila Cabello has certainly made impressive strides in her solo career and it seems to have certainly paid off, especially by claiming the UK number one. She needs to keep on to this success though, as we've seen many reach this pivotal point, only to fall dramatically. This song is a collaboration with Young Thug, real name Jeffery Williams. He's had moderate success as an American rapper internationally, but nothing career-defining, unless you count this track. He has made his name known and has collaborated with a whole host of artists. He's bound to have a solo hit sometime soon. This song was written by Camila Cabello, Brittany Hazzard, Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee, Andrew Watt, Pharrell Williams, Jeffery Lamar Williams, Adam Feeney, and Louis Bell.

Directed by Dave Meyers, this music video is a full-on narrative piece with a performance piece set within the story. It's pretty much another film, which seems to be the way music videos are going at the moment. There's a long intro to this, that acts as a double intro, all before the music actually kicks in.

The video opens up with a telenovela. Camila Cabello walks into a bedroom where she sees her boyfriend Juan (played by Marco DelVecchio), and her best friend and the maid, in bed together, then the real Juan comes out of the closet and states that in bed is his twin brother, before he gets down on one knee and proposes. We flit to a couch where Camila Cabello is sitting watching the telenovela, which her grandmother then turns off using the remote.

This is where we see a full family storyline, we see Camila Cabello play Karla, LeJuan James playing the grandmother, and Lele Pons playing the sister, Bella. There's a chat around the table, mainly telling Karla to go out in the world and find life, rather than sitting at home watching telenovelas.

Karla later goes out to watch a film, titled "Camila in Havana". This acts as the main part of the music video, and Karla watches Camila Cabello perform in a club with various guys whilst wearing a stunning red fringed dress. The dancing is on point throughout, and we have to give kudos to the two guys dancing together - just yes!

There's a lot of flirting and teasing going on in the main part of the music video. Camila Cabello brings it for the performance piece, strutting her stuff and bringing all the energy needed. Unfortunately, Young Thug is overshadowed in every way, and we completely forget that he appears on the stage for his part - however, it is needed to break up the song.

Lastly, she follows a shadow outside and slaps this guy, and then lets him walk away because she loves herself more than she loves him; well, talk about being extra - to be fair, that's me all over though. Only Karla isn't happy with the ending, and says so; to which there's a fiction-to-reality moment where Camila tells Karla that if she doesn't like the ending, she should go out and write her own.

So, that's what happens, Karla goes outside and starts to dance like she saw in the movie, and a guy crashes his bike. They dance together on the street, and her sister spots them and she's so surprised. Not only that, but the grandmother seems to also know about it happening, back at the house.

It's a great music video, with the male love interest being played by Noah Centineo. However, the intro is very long but completely relatable to the theme of the song. It does have that Latin flair. I want to give it four stars because the intro is too long, but it deserves five, for sure.
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Chart Mondays: CNCO & Little Mix - Reggaetón Lento (Remix)

Reggaetón Lento (Remix) - CNCO & Little Mix |

Now I've been waiting to review this music video, knowing full well that it would be one of my Chart Mondays reviews; and here we are, even though I am so far behind on my blog - but I'm catching up. A total of 16 days behind, again; it seems that I can't quite catch up, but that doesn't stop me; for those of you who know me, you know that I won't give up and I will catch up, eventually. To do so, I'll need to keep focused. At the time of this blog, Post Malone is still at number one on the UK Singles Chart, with "Rockstar" featuring 21 Savage, with no music video - I'm not so keen on the song, so I'm glad I don't have to feature it on my blog. This opened the Top 10 again, and since this is dropping down, I thought it was about time to feature it on my blog! Watch CNCO and Little Mix flirt across an open-plan club as they suggest they're into one another in this music video for "Reggaetón Lento (Remix)".

CNCO are a five-piece Latin band consisting of Christopher Vélez, Richard Camacho, Joel Pimentel, Erick Brian Colón, and Zabdiel De Jesùs. They were formed on the Latin TV show La Banda, winning a five-year contract with Sony Music Latin. It seems that many stars are coming from La Banda, recently; especially with Global Records snapping up some of the artists, including Micke Moreno. Latin music sure is big, so it's no surprise this song has done well with the help of Little Mix collaborating. CNCO are sure ones to watch as Latin music takes over the world. As for Little Mix, they're already highly established and are still the only group to win The X Factor in the UK. They consist of Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, and Jade Thirlwall. They're one of the most successful girl groups in the world, and continue to release hit after hit after hit. The group is gearing up to release their Platinum Edition of their UK number one album Glory Days and I literally cannot wait! This song is a remix of CNCO's original track "Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)" which hit the charts hard in Latin America. All before the remix allowed the track to soar high in the UK and Europe. The song was written by Luis Angel O'Neill, Eric Perez, Jadan Andino, Jorge Class, Jean Rodríguez, Richard Camacho, and Camille Purcell.

The music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld, and Little Mix confirmed that they never met CNCO; so this whole video has been edited cleverly. It also explains why they never go to the dance floor.

Both groups flirt with one another across the bar, it seems interesting that there's five CNCO members and only four Little Mix members, this is either not going to end well, or one of the guys are going to be left alone - sounds like my usual night out for me.

They are in separate booths on the balcony of a club. The dance floor below them is thriving with dancers - that's where I would probably be if I were at this club, it's difficult to get me off the dance floor.

Each of the girls, step up in front of the group to sing their parts of the song, allowing the camera to fully identify each of the members of Little Mix and to prove how hot each of them are. Differently, CNCO remain seated when singing their individual parts, which kind of makes the video focus on Little Mix a hell of a lot more than it does on CNCO.

They send secret messages and gifts to one another, but what is most surprising is that the CNCO guys get on to the dancefloor in the middle and dances with some of the dancers; all the while, leaving Little Mix in their booth. Surely after all that flirting CNCO and Little Mix would've got together on the dancefloor.

Overall, they have totally managed to pull this music off to some extent. It could've been so much better if this was actually done with each of the acts opposite one another; however, editing has made this intricately engaging, regardless. I would've liked to have seen Little Mix get on the dancefloor and dance with guys, teasing CNCO right back.
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Chart Mondays: Stefflon Don & French Montana - Hurtin' Me

Hurtin' Me - Stefflon Don & French Montana |

I cannot believe how far behind on my blog I am, will I ever catch up? Gosh, I need to really start focusing, but as per usual, I'm not very good at that. Anyway, I am a total of 16 days behind, which isn't something I am proud of, at all. That's 16 music video reviews I need to write up. Regardless, at the backdated time of this post, Post Malone is at number one with "Rockstar" featuring 21 Savage, which doesn't have a music video; however this one was in the Top 10, and I've been wanting to review this for some time now, as it has been turning up in my recommendations. It's certainly a polished video, that's for sure. Watch Stefflon Don and French Montana bring it in this music video with her dancing and acting brilliantly for the video while he adds that special something in this music video for "Hurtin' Me".

Stefflon Don, real name Stephanie Allen, first came to all our attention, mainly, when she featured on Jax Jones' "Instruction" which also featured Demi Lovato. It certainly launched her, so it's not a surprise she's managed to keep the flames of popularity going and ride the success with a subsequent release that has become a hit in itself. It surprised me, though, to find out she's from my hometown of Birmingham, although she did move away to The Netherlands when she was four years old, and then later headed to London to study. This song is a collaboration with French Montana, real name Karim Kharbouch. He went viral with his internationally successful hit "Unforgettable" featuring Swae Lee. Therefore, it's no surprise that this song has done really well in the UK, although whether it'll go international, that'll be the question we're all wondering. This song was written by Karim Kharbouch, Rodney Kumbirayi Hwingwiri, and Stephanie Victoria.

Directed by Luke Biggins and Stefflon Don, this music video is mainly a performance piece with some dancing and acting happening throughout. It's an impassioned visual that truly shows off Stefflon Don is the best light possible!

It is certainly a beautiful scenic video, that's for sure. Both artists look incredible and exude confidence in every way. Stefflon Don is hot throughout this clip, and she definitely brings it for the dancing, which allows us to see her in a totally different light. She has really connected with this song and displays her feelings for it throughout this visual.

French Montana adds a little special flavour to the track and the video, but I feel like Stefflon Don steals the show throughout and he's part isn't really needed. Regardless this music video certainly is polished and although there isn't a full-on narrative, the subtlety serves it well.
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Chart Mondays: Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid - 1-800-273-8255

1-800-273-8255 (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid) - Logic |

Okay, so I'm still on my catch-up spree, in case you haven't guessed. I'm behind by seven days now, which sounds so much better than 13 days like I was a few days ago. Anyhow, what I wasn't expecting was a music video that would make me cry because that usually equates to a very long review, one that will take me some time to write up; time of which I don't have because I'm trying to catch up with myself. Low and behold, here is the perpetrating music video, and it just so happens to be Chart Mondays too. Since Post Malone is holding reign at the top of the UK Singles Chart with "Rockstar" featuring 21 Savage, which doesn't have a music video, it opens the top ten, and just sitting at number ten is this song, with the video that made me cry. Watch Coy Stewart play a gay character who is contemplating suicide in this heart-wrenching music video for Logic's song "1-800-273-8255" featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid.

Logic, real name Sir Robert Hall II, is an American artist and rapper who has really been building up his career in the last two years. Previous song "Sucker For Pain", which was a massive collaboration, became an international success; a year later, he's hit it off with this song, fully raising awareness for homosexuality and suicide prevention that this track is a smash around the world. Personally, I want to thank him for this song and video, it's rare for these issues to be shown in the media, let alone in rap and hip-hop music, so this track certainly has my support in every single way. Featuring on this track is Alessia Cara and Khalid. The former, whose real name is Alessia Caracciolo, is another star who's built up her career and who is still fighting for a certain song to be identified with her name and image - she's had hits but nothing that she's mostly known for. Then there's the latter feature, who is one of the top rising stars out at the moment. Khalid, full name Khalid Robinson, is someone we're all keeping an eye on. He's made such an impact, this year alone, that he's going to be monumental in the direction of the music industry as the next year rolls in. This song is iconic, it's stamped itself into 2017, and it will never go away, and nor should it. This track is Logic trying to help people, and when you make something this powerful, it deserves to be a hit. "1-800-273-8255" is actually the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the United States; the song itself was written by Sir Robert Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Alessia Caracciolo, and Khalid Robinson.

Directed by Andy Hines, this music video has touched the world. It's left people speechless, it's left people in tears (including me), and its left people annoyed - because they don't agree with people being gay. It's a powerful visual, one I'll never forget. The video stars Coy Stewart, Nolan Gould, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzmán, and Matthew Modine; it lasts for almost seven minutes, turning it into quite a film-like short.

Coy Stewart plays our main character and can be seen from the very start as he deals with his life. The opening scene sees him running down a street, clearly running away from his life. The following scenes show his childhood, how he's grown from a baby into a man.

As a teenager, he arrives home to his father finding out about his sexuality by discovering a copy of Gay Times Magazine - boy, would I have hated my parents finding out about my homosexuality that way. After a discussion with his father, who clearly doesn't understand, we return to him running down the street. Other scenes see him detached from his college life; worried about his father's words.

We previously saw him acting out a secret handshake with a guy in school, and the following scenes see him hanging out with this guy - played by Nolan Gould. They end up in bed together, and when Nolan's father walks in on them chilling in bed together half-naked, Coy Stewart grabs his clothes and hastens out of the house; disapproval on the father's face, tells all.

This is where Alessia Cara comes in, who can be seen performing her song on screens within the school, adding a passionate and caring vibe to these hard-hitting scenes. Logic also joins in, appearing on computer screens in a tech room; he adds flames to the performance piece, bringing an energetic yet meaningful vibe to the scenes. A joke is played on Coy Stewart in the locker room, where someone's attached a dildo to the inside of his locker.

More depressing scenes follow; one suggesting that he's living at the school since scenes show him sleeping on the floor, and taking a shower at the school. He also falls asleep in class, where his teacher asks if he is okay. His teacher offers him some food, to which he is thankful for.

The next scene sees his father, played by Don Cheadle, heading down the school's corridors and chatting to the kind teacher. Even more distressing scenes follow, where Coy Stewart is seen to be back home in his bedroom with a gun, extremely upset and clearly contemplating suicide - man, this is tough to watch, especially since we've all been there at one point or another, probably not to this extreme but a simple thought or more.

This is the most heart-breaking scene, seeing him acting out with the gun, putting it to his head, to his reflection in the mirror, all the while having flashbacks on certain moments of his life. We are cut away from this scene to what looks like a hook-up scene, where he meets this guy and the car is driven to the top of a parking lot. It's intercut with Khalid performing on the computer screens where we previously watched Logic sing.

Then we see Coy Stewart in the school's bathroom, dialling a number - we presume his calling "1-800-273-8255", the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The turning moment in his life, where he seeks help. The cute scenes that follow show him getting married to a guy, and his parents there to celebrate with him - to know that this scene is part of my future makes me a bit teary, because I never thought I'd be able to get married, and now that it's legal, the thought of going through this process and to marry a guy I love with the support of my family and his family, really gives me goosebumps. To see the proud face of his father is simply amazing.

And to add further cuteness to this ending, we see the happily married couple welcoming a child into the world. Another thing I hope my future brings me. The ending is beautiful and brings it around perfectly. It really does feel like a film, totally representing the LGBTQ+ community as well as suicide, which is something we're used to the media hiding, or not fully taking it into account. It's one of the biggest killers and just talking to someone can actually save a life. This video is brilliant in every way.
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Chart Mondays: Yungen Featuring Yxng Bane - Bestie

Bestie (feat. Yxng Bane) - Yungen |

Time for my Chart Mondays review, and we have a whole new number one. Post Malone is at the top with "Rockstar" featuring 21 Savage; unfortunately, there isn't a music video for the said song, opening up the UK Top 10 to my Chart Mondays review. This song has snuck in at number 10 after climbing up the chart week-on-week. If there's one style of music I'm not really that into, it's hip-hop, and this is certainly not something I would listen to, as well as the current UK number one "Rockstar". Regardless, here we are. Watch Yungen & Yxng Bane sing about a girl they really like whilst performing in the desert as the narrative takes place in the city at night, in this music video for "Bestie".

Yungen, real name Clive "CJ" Brooks, is a British rapper who has been building up his career. This is his biggest hit to date. It's been a difficult road, but he's not one to give up and that is truly inspiring in every way. This collaboration has definitely launched him successfully in the UK, and I'm pretty sure this will help maximise his potential, allowing for future hits to come along. He teams up with Yxng Bane on this track. He has definitely made some waves this year. Yxng Bane followed this track up with a solo song titled "Rihanna" which zoomed right onto the UK Chart and is inside the Top 50 at the moment. He is proving himself to be an important influencer in rap and hip-hop music. I totally expect lots more hits from him in the future. This song was written by Clive Brooks, Amish Patel, and Guystone Menga.

Directed by Oliver Jennings, the music video was shot in Dubai, with the main scene seeing the two rappers performing in the desert. The concept of the narrative isn't something new, we've seen it a few times before. Ignoring that, they do not make it all so clear, and it is pretty difficult to understand and follow.

Shall we start with the performance piece? It is mainly based in the desert, although we do see them in the city performing the song at a gig, in some scenes. Yxng Bane fully gives it, passionately singing the song throughout. Yungen doesn't quite live up to the featured rapper, but he does grab the spotlight at times, giving some power and some meaningful expressions for the song.

As for the narrative, it's clear that the two rappers fall for the same girl. However, that is basically the normal concept, it doesn't seem to go anywhere, there's no build-up of tension, no shocking or memorable moments, nothing that keeps the audience engaged and following the story - well, there isn't even a story just that one concept.

Overall, I feel that there are too many scene swaps. It messes with the viewers as they flick from gorgeous sunshine desert to the nighttime city exploring. The narrative isn't easy to follow and they lose the audience as the visual continues. However, we sure all laughed when we saw one of them fall off the quad bike into the desert sand - that is definitely something that would happen to me.
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Chart Mondays: P!nk - What About Us

What About Us - P!nk |

This has been in the top ten for so long, I've been waiting for the day I'd review it. Actually, I thought it would reach number one, but I guess Dua Lipa held onto the top spot a while ago with "New Rules", preventing it from getting there. Now, it's falling down slowly, while Sam Smith reigns on top with "No Time For Goodbyes" - which I reviewed a couple of weeks ago, hence why I chose something from the top ten this week. I've avoided this music video for several reasons, the main one of which was that the song has been in the top ten of the UK Singles Chart and I knew I'd end up covering it during Chart Mondays one day; but, the other reason, is because this music video makes me cry every time I watch it. It just plunges right into my heart and makes my eyes water. This is one amazing music video and P!nk deserves a lot of credit for this. Watch P!nk stand up for the people of America in this amazing music video where she showcases the LGBT+ community by showing two male contemporary dancers, dancing with each other, as well as other minorities in this music video for "What About Us".

P!nk, real name Alecia Moore, is gearing up to release her seventh studio album, titled Beautiful Trauma. I used to be a massive fan of her, but her last album has really put me off her music; however, this song is totally beautiful and I have high hopes for her new album. It's definitely something I'm going to check out, but I really doubt she'll manage to make me a true fan all over again. This song has truly touched the world; actually, so has the music video. It has charted well around the world, managed to hit number one in Australia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Scotland, and Switzerland. It was written by P!nk, Steve Mac, and Johnny McDaid.

Directed by Georgia Hudson and choreographed by the Goldenboyz, this music video is completely emotional with P!nk really giving it her all - which is certainly something we've come to expect from her.

The opening video showcases the dancers in the video, as P!nk's hair is being shaved off by someone. It shows some of the minorities in America, including LGBT+. A speech is being made as if being said over the radio or on a news TV programme about the government and America as a whole. It's quite a powerful start; one that progresses into an explosion of emotion.

The true start of the music video sees P!nk in the arms of another woman on a deserted concrete lot, surrounded by men, women, children, and families; as well as police cars. This is where the choreography starts, and it truly shows how incredible the Goldenboyz are for creating this beautiful concept.

A helicopter has an important part to play in this music video, as do the two male dancers who take over most of the time in this music video as P!nk portrays contemporary dance between same-sex partners. The dance of which is completely emotional, wrapping the song up and translating into this engaging art.

Towards the end of the music video, there is a full-on dance sequence including everyone in the visual. They all bring fierce fire to the table and we watch on as we see them completely nailing the choreography, in time with one another, bringing it with every second. This is exactly what we needed in our lives, just WOW!

Overall this is an amazing music video from start to finish that makes me upset every time I watch it because I relate to the song and the visual so much! The final group dance sequence is completely lit. P!nk and the dancers give it their all and it comes off polished and complete. A lot of hard work went into this, and boy has it paid off!
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Chart Mondays: ZAYN Featuring Sia - Dusk Till Dawn

Dusk Till Dawn (feat. Sia) - ZAYN |

Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not a fan of ZAYN, although I really do like his collaboration with Taylor Swift, titled "I Don't Wanna Live Forever". This is another new collaboration that has only been out for a couple of weeks and he's already made it into the UK Top 10, whether he'll stay inside, who knows. I'm not so keen on this song either, but it's time for my Chart Mondays review and Sam Smith is still at number one with "Too Good At Goodbyes" and I actually think this won't be in the Top 10 for very long; it's just not that catchy. Watch ZAYN and Jemima Kirke team up to steal a case from a gang and the police, in this music video for "Dusk Till Dawn" which features Sia.

ZAYN, full name Zayn Malik, is best known for being one-fifth of boy group One Direction; well he is mainly known for being the first to leave the group and head off on a solo career. All the boys from the group are doing amazingly well as soloists on charts all over the world. This song seems to be the second single from his to-be-released second studio album, the first being "Still Got Time" which features PartyNextDoor. This one has had much more success, probably with the help of Sia fans, since Sia features on this song. Sia, full name Sia Furler, is a phenomenal singer/songwriter who has a tonne of hits to her name. She totally brings it for her songs, so it's no surprise that this has done well. The song was written by Zayn Malik, Sia Furler, and Greg Kurstin.

As for the music video, that was directed by Marc Webb. ZAYN stars alongside Jemima Kirke; again, there is no Sia in this video whatsoever, although that is definitely something we're getting used to. It's quite a dramatic video but one that isn't easy to follow.

Drawing inspiration from movies such as Casinos and Goodfellas, this music video is completely in-depth; yet, it's difficult to follow due to them trying to pack too much into a five-minute and a half clip. Actually, I think they could've focused more on the narrative than the performance piece to allow viewers to fully understand what is going on.

The opening ten seconds of the song sees flash clips of the entire video, we pretty much know what to expect before it happens - waste of ten seconds in my book. ZAYN looks inside a briefcase before shutting it up and watching Jemima Kirke outside his window. He then goes out on the street with his briefcase, where men in suits are seen to be looking for him.

ZAYN avoids them by heading down a Chinese celebratory street, where he spots Jemima Kirke; they have a longing stare at one another, before the police show up, taking ZAYN. The police take him to a warehouse, where they intimidate him before realising there are only clothes in the briefcase.

As for Jemima Kirke, it turns out she and ZAYN swapped briefcases at one point - did we all miss it? - and now she's packing and ready to escape with ZAYN when he returns. The final scene sees them deceiving both the guys in the gang and the police, leading the police straight to the gang. Yet, we never do find out what's in that briefcase.

Overall, this music video is trying to condense a film-long action-packed sequence of events into just five minutes. It seems like a tall task, yet they waste so much time such as the ten seconds at the start and the police-with-ZAYN scene that it just leaves the viewers confused about the storyline. It really isn't that easy to follow. I'm also pretty sure the song doesn't relate to the video either, so I'm really not sure what to make of it. Regardless, ZAYN deserves to go into the acting business after this music video, it certainly suits him.
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Chart Mondays: Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes

Too Good at Goodbyes - Sam Smith |

Newly released today, this visual is the music video for the song that is currently at number one in the UK. I thought I'd have the whole top ten to choose from, but Sam Smith dropped this today, which means I have to review it for Chart Mondays. I'm just not keen on Sam Smith at all... He's a good singer; actually, he's an amazing singer, it's just his music isn't to my taste. This track is another grower of a song from Sam Smith, and once I hear it more I'll probably like it a bit, just like his other songs. I just feel like it's not good enough to be a number one single, but here it is. As for the music video, it's loving and sweet. Watch Sam Smith sing his new song as we watch straight and LGBTQ+ couples embracing, showing that love is love no matter who the couples are in this music video for "Too Good At Goodbyes".

Sam Smith is one of the biggest British male artists around at the moment, he's very current, and continues to bring out chart hit after chart hit. It's great that a gay male singer is doing so well globally. It's about time that this happened, and Sam Smith continues to bring it with his music, even if it isn't to my taste. He's gearing up to release his second studio album, to which this is the first single from. It has already charted well globally. It was written by James Napier, Fiona Davies, Tor Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, and Sam Smith.

Directed by Luke Monaghan, this music video is a pure performance piece with snapshots of various couples who are embracing. It's cute and sweet.

There's not a lot going on. The opening scene sees Sam Smith in a studio, presumably recording this song. Then we switch over to the proper part of the visual where he can be seen in a side street, singing the song in front of a guy playing the piano.

The rest of the music video includes clips of various couples - straight couples, LGBTQ+ couples, couples of various race, and so many more. It's great to see all these couples embracing, kissing, and enjoying each other's company, possibly on the verge of saying goodbye to relate to the song. It's also great to have a video like this to the number one single as it will spread the message of love is love around the world and on TV.

Overall, it's sweet, but there's no substance to this. Sam Smith impresses with his vocals; yet, visually he doesn't reflect the song in his energy. His acting is good though and you can tell he never wants to let go of the guy he is holding. However, the video doesn't go anywhere and it only just relates to the song. I was expecting something so much better than this.
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Chart Mondays: Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry

Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato |

Finally, this song has climbed all the way up to the UK Top 10, and about time too. Demi Lovato brings summer to the UK as it turns to Autumn with this brilliant song that is a total grower. At number one is Taylor Swift with "Look What You Made Me Do" which I reviewed last week, hence why I am reviewing this music video right now. I'm so glad I get to include it in my Chart Mondays reviews, although I am not so keen on the visual itself. Watch Demi Lovato throw a house party as she performs her song in various scenes during this music video for her song "Sorry Not Sorry".

Demi Lovato is gearing up to release her sixth studio album titled "Tell Me You Love Me". This song is the lead single from the album that will be out at the end of September. She really has come a long way in her career, from starring in Camp Rock to becoming one of many top female artists in the music industry. I seriously cannot wait to hear the album in full. She's dropped a few instant grat singles that have been pretty good. This album will definitely be a grower of an album, just like this song has been. It was written by Demi Lovato, Oak Felder, Sean Douglas, Trevor Brown, and William Zaire Simmons.

Directed by Hannah Lux Davis - there's her name again, although she hasn't really impressed me this time around - the music video showcases a Demi Lovato party. The opening scene explains that this female artist threw a house party and they recorded a music video to show what happened.

Most of the scenes show Demi Lovato performing the song, there's a bubble hot tub scene and a deck chair outdoors scene. Then there's the pool dancing where the scene includes Jamie Fox. Also appearing in the video is Paris Hilton and Wiz Khalifa, can you spot them?

The party scenes are interesting and I certainly love the kissing scene, although clearly a lot of that was cut up. The pool scene where the camera goes under the water is pretty interesting. Yet, it's the ending that really makes the impact as Demi Lovato's humour is displayed for the world to see.

This music video brings insight into Demi Lovato's life and her ability to host a pretty wild house party whilst performing for a music video at the same time. Talk about professionalism and her determinability. It's a good average music video, that's been done a few times before.
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Chart Mondays: Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do

Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift |

She's done it, Taylor Swift has finally got her first UK number one single. Now, I have to review one of the most incredible music videos I have ever seen - and I have been dreading it. There's so much going on in this visual, that no one can pick up every single detail, but I sure as hell going to try. This video is beyond epic and it's something I haven't been able to stop watching. It's full of shade and I totally love it in every way. I also liked the song from the minute I heard it, I just can't help but be a fan of Taylor Swift's, her music is incredible but this visual is off the radar, for sure. Watch Taylor Swift in her best music video to date, where she throws shade, hits back at comments made about her, and shows off her various personality traits of her past for new song "Look What You Made Me Do".

Taylor Swift is one of the biggest female artists in the world right now. She sent country music out to the world, but as time went on, she developed her sound and gone down a more pop route. She is gearing up to release a new album, titled "Reputation". This song is the lead single from the album and has certainly got me excited for the other tracks to be released. "Look What You Made Me Do" hits back at all the controversy she has received in the past few years, specifically her feuds with Katy Perry and The Kardashians. Not to mention, the way the media has heightened these arguments. The song contains an interpolation of Right Said Fred's song "I'm Too Sexy". It was written by Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass, Christopher Fairbrass, and Rob Manzoli.

Directed by Joseph Kahn, the music video is a pure performance piece which sees Taylor Swift deal out a whole lot of shade. There's so much for me to cover about this visual, I'm just going to have to start at the beginning.

We have a zombie Taylor Swift rising from a grave with the headstone that says: 'Here Lies Taylor Swift's Reputation'. It totally gives off a Michael Jackson "Thriller" vibe, that's for sure. She starts to shovel soil into a grave, with a headstone stating Nils Sjöberg, which is the pseudonym that she used when she co-wrote the Calvin Harris track "This Is What You Came For" which features Rihanna. In the grave is Taylor Swift herself from the Met Gala 2014; where she looks like a princess. The whole scene has an "Out Of The Woods" vibe to it, which is her last official solo music video, discounting "New Romantics" tour video.

Next up is the bath scene. Taylor Swift can be seen in a bath tub filled with various diamonds and jewellery that is definitely giving off a Britney Spears YM Magazine cover look. People have stated that it could be a response to the media who stated that she cries in a marble bathtub surrounded by pearls, whereas others believe it's a connection to Katy Perry's "This Is How We Do" or it's to do with Kim Kardashian's robbery in Paris where she was placed in a bathtub; the latter one coincides with the lyrics to some extent. Not only that but the dollar bill that Taylor Swift won in her recent court case against DJ David Mueller who sexually assaulted her, can be seen right next to her; and a locket can be seen on the floor which may signify the locket Calvin Harris gave her for their one-year anniversary, it spells the word 'no', but more on that later.

The mirrors in the bathroom open up to reveal a set of stairs with Taylor Swift wearing a gorgeous red dress, sitting on some sort of throne. The words 'Et Tu Brute' can be seen on the columns and the armrests of the chair. There is a bunch of snakes slithering all over this scene, and one even pours her tea (which has to be a reference to gossip - no tea no shade as many say in the drag world). The words are from Shakespeare's drama Julius Caesar, which means 'and you, Brutus?' in English, suggesting a betrayal. Whereas the snakes are a reference to both the hate Taylor Swift received online during the controversies and also people who can't be trusted.

Then we've got the incredible car crash scene. She's sporting quite the Katy Perry look with her hair and the cheetah-print coat. She flashes her Grammy award - she currently has ten, whereas Katy Perry has none. There is also a cheetah in the passenger seat, giving a lot of Katy Perry "Roar" vibes, and not forgetting the similarity to Daft Punk's "Starboy" featuring The Weekend video which has a panther in the passenger seat; very loose connection but they're both cats! The car resembles a Maserati - even though it's just a sports car - which references her song "Red"; the album was also nominated for a Grammy but didn't win. Not only that but the car is similar to the one in Katy Perry's "Waking Up In Vegas".

Birdcage scene is next. Now we've seen a lot of these in a lot of music videos, most notably Miley Cyrus' "Can't Be Tamed". She is dressed in orange and has a snake tattoo on her thigh, similar to the one Kendall Jenner dons for her V Magazine shoot; while she swings in the air. Kendall Jenner was initially known as one of Taylor Swift's friends, before the feud between Kim Kardashian (who is Kendall Jenner's sister). Then we see Taylor Swift sit down for a meal in the cage, continuing to suggest that she's been locked up in the past, done things that weren't her choice; as she picks up a lobster with a fork as a rat sniffs at the plate.

Now she's robbing a bank with her cat squad. The vault she's chosen is the '' vault, which is highly suggestive of when she famously took all her music down from Spotify and had words with Apple about their three months free trial for Apple Music. She's brandishing a golden baseball bat that definitely gives off Beyoncé "Hold Up" vibes, even if director Joseph Kahn refutes that claim. There is also an engagement box in the background with no ring inside; apparently, Calvin Harris was shopping for engagement rings when he and Taylor Swift broke up... Remember the locket that spelt the word 'no' beside the bathtub, well there's the answer to the engagement question. She is also wearing a sweater that says 'Blind For Love' suggesting she falls for guys quickly - don't we all. Also, the fact that they're all wearing cat masks is either a dig at Katy Perry's Katycats - which are Katy Perry fans - or just that Taylor Swift is known to own cats who she loves very much.

Then it's the motorbike scene. Personally, Taylor Swift is giving me total Fergie vibes, for some reason; although this isn't the connection. Some think it's connected to Kim Kardashian's robbery as they ran off on motorcycles and it sure looks like they're stealing, plus when she picks up the bikes, money does fall. And, let's not forget Kanye West's "Bound 2" music video which features both him and Kim Kardashian on a motorbike.

It's time for the manufactured U Squad scene, that is so channelling the film I, Robot - that's for sure. It hits back at the people who have called out her Squad - her friends - because they're all beautiful stunning professionals. It definitely takes us back to the "Bad Blood" music video, which is also about the Katy Perry feud. If you're wondering what happened, it's all to do with their tour dancers who jumped onto Katy Perry's tour and left Taylor Swift's tour.

My favourite scene is next because it so reminds me of one of my favourite music videos from her - "Blank Space", also Todrick Hall stars in this clip! Taylor Swift walks in and eight guys, in heels, line up behind her, Todrick Hall has a clipboard as if he's writing down the list she previously mentioned in the lyrics, or maybe it's a list of guys she's dated. The guys fan out revealing their tops which say 'I ❤ TS' which is similar to the top Tom Hiddleston wore last summer during their much-photographed relationship. There are also eight men to signify the eight relationships she's had with other celebrities (who are Joe Alwyn, Tom Hiddleston, Calvin Harris, Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner, and Joe Jonas). She also dances in the clip, which is a total rarity in her music videos, but she pulls it off with style and class, nailing the choreography fiercely and perfectly.

Interspersed with this clip is a few seconds of Taylor Swift on the wing of a plane wearing a bloody outfit, using a chainsaw to chop off the wing. Now some say this correlates to Katy Perry's "Roar" video where there is a plane involved, others think it's a connection to Iggy Azalea's "Team" video because she spray paints the plane with the title of her album, which is similar to what Iggy Azalea does; who knows, maybe she doesn't want to fly around the world anymore.

I love the scene that's next, the pyramid of Taylors. Now, this is where we wish there was a behind-the-scenes video because this looks beyond epic. We see new Taylor Swift, standing at the top with the letter 'T' lit up behind her, as all the Taylor Swift's from the past try to crawl up to the top. There's some from previous music videos, others from red carpet events, others from award ceremonies. It's just complete chaos that is beyond amazing. New Taylor Swift then flings her arms out which shoves all the old Taylors away - goodbye!

The talking snippet is next, where she's on the phone saying 'I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now... Why...? Oh... Cuz she's dead'. This reminds me so much of the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" talking snippet.

The final scene has got everybody talking. 14 Taylor Swifts from the past and this music video are lined up in front of the plane that is missing a wing - and that Taylor is standing on, making it 15 Taylor Swifts in the aircraft hanger. They all take a bow of some sort, the "Shake It Off" Taylor Swift falls to the floor. They then all throw shade at one another. "You Belong With Me" Taylor says: 'You guys.' and is wearing a t-shirt with an updated list of her squad members. Zombie Taylor retorts: 'Stop making that surprise face. It's so annoying.' referencing when she kept on winning awards. "Shake It Off" Taylor even joins in saying: 'Yeah, you can't possibly be that surprised, all the time.' Snake Taylor hisses. Then, new Taylor Swift (from dance scene) says: 'What's with that bitch?' and Zombie Taylor says: 'Don't call me that.' suggestive of Kanye West's "Famous" song and video which is where the whole feud with him came from. Then fresh on the scene Country Taylor (that so reminds me of "Teardrops On My Guitar") says: 'Y'all', so Ringleader Taylor says: 'Oh, stop acting like you're so nice. You are so fake.' Then Country Taylor starts to cry, to which Biker Taylor says: 'There she goes, playing the victim, again.' - which is a constant criticism Taylor Swift has received in the past. The Met Gala 2014 Taylor sees Cheetah-Print Taylor snapping photos, she asks: 'What are you doing?' to which Cheetah-Print Taylor says: 'Getting receipts! Gonna edit this later.' both taking a dig at Katy Perry's "Swish Swish" song lyrics whilst implicating Kim Kardashian, as well, who released video footage of Kanye West and Taylor Swift talking about the "Famous" song, suggesting Kim Kardashian edited the clips. Lastly, the 2009 VMAs Taylor - who was rudely interrupted during her acceptance speech for an award, by no other than Kanye West - says: 'I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative.' which was from a statement she released regarding the Snapchat videos that Kim Kardashian released.

Overall, this music video blows my mind. There's so much going on and Taylor Swift nails everything completely. She proves that she can hold a grudge; hell, we know that from her previous songs. There's so much shade that we all love this way too much. Plus, there's bound to be references we have all missed in this music video. It's clear that "Reputation" is going to be one of the best albums this year, and I cannot wait to hear her other tracks. She also confirmed that there will be 15 tracks on the new album, the same amount of Taylors that can be seen in the ending scene. Some believe that each of the Taylors represents a song and hence why the sixth Taylor is the Cheetah-Print Taylor because this track is so shady.
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