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21.7.14

NEW VIDEO: Clean Bandit X Stylo G - Come Over

Clean Bandit ft Stylo G - Come Over | Ses Rêveries

From Morocco to Svalbard, Clean Bandit and British-Jamaican artist, Stylo G filmed and produced their latest music video themselves, incorporating the style juxtaposition in an unusual way that still kinda works.

It wasn't what I was expecting though. Yes I've gathered that their videos are very culture-centric, but I still had something set in the Caribbean Islands in mind. Nonetheless, this wasn't a flop. The song itself is quite typical for dance-pop music, borrowing from another genre for intriguing juxtaposition; although Clean Bandit's usual poison of choice is of the classical variety. The album may have received mixed reviews, but this song definitely had promised. The contrast between the glassy female vocals and Stylo G's reggae antics could have been great, but the delivery just wasn't what it should have or could have been. It had potential but lacked a fundamental focus that's now earned it its status as party music rather than a breakthrough track in dance music culture.

Shot like a cross between Game of Thrones and Lupita Nyong'o's Vogue spread, truly enjoying this video requires turning off the analytical switch. It works like most unofficial music videos on YouTube do, with channels like Majestic Casual and The Sound You Need sometimes using aesthetically pleasing pictures that only appeal to a very specific aspect of the song itself, or simply sets the mood. Speaking as a film novice, I think it was quite well shot; the energy was intriguing; the contrast was simplistic but compelling like the song could've been. It just lacked depth. The idea was great, the locations were stunning, but the execution simply didn't measure up.

Check out Come Over via YouTube below and let me know what you think.





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