What’s up everyone. I’m back. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been trying to add more content into each of my review posts to give you more of an idea of what is going on in my head. I’m trying to keep it fuller and more in depth but I can’t always do that. For a while, my Quick Reviews section has been for reviewing multiple music videos in one post which I will continue to do. However, I’m hoping to stay up to date for the most part so I hopefully won’t need that section quite as much. I still hope to utilize that section of my website, so if I come across a video of a group I don’t know as much or they’ve had several comebacks in a short while, like Amber, then I’ll post a shorter review just outlining the general idea of what is going on. I won’t start that right now, but I wanted to let you all know that’s going to happen. I might not call them Quick Reviews. I may change it to Short Reviews or maybe I’ll change Quick Reviews to something else, but I’m just letting you all know.
With all that being said, I am going to review “Right Now” from Amber. This is her fourth music video from Rogue Rouge and I’m stoked because each video has been its own thing. No two videos have been alike and not one of her videos looked like it was rushed or given less attention than any other. Amber is a brilliant mind and with brilliant minds comes attention to details. She definitely gives that when working with music and videos.
In Amber’s fourth music video from her recent mixtape Rogue Rouge, we see a relationship, a happy relationship deteriorate. It falls apart completely in front of our eyes. Throughout the video, it flashes between the happy moments and the hurtful words. In the end, we see the girl walking out the door with a packed bag.
I liked the fact that the entire music video was black and white. It gives a sort of reminiscing feeling. The simple filter creates a sort of filter on what we think we understand about what’s going on. Almost like looking back on something, the filter makes us believe that this is a past event. They have already broken up. While it convinces us that it is in the past, we feel like we are there with this couple in the moments of separation.
Along with the black and white, there was a cool set of sequences where Amber and Gen Neo were shown on screen. The illusion they created was a montage of all the moments in this relationship. This was done by flashing between moments and that bridge between all these moments which was the double exposure moments of Amber and Gen Neo. There was one particular moment that was especially neat which was when Gen Neo became silhouetted and turned into Amber. It’s an easy trick but it was effective here.
The overall tone of the song was quite emotional and very heartfelt. I believe that Amber truly poured her heart into this track as much as any other song on her mixtape, but honestly this song felt like a cheesy 90s R&B song. It was a lot better done, but that’s still what it felt like. Even the echo vocals in the chorus were reminiscent of the 90s R&B scene.
Like I said, this song was good, but it was too familiar. However, the reason it was better was because the R&B scene was overly emotional with the lyrics and with their singing voice. Amber and Gen Neo work well together though. Their voices compliment each other. Amber is a very emotional singer, but it wasn’t overdone.
Finally, the lyrics, even though I didn’t grasp everything that was being said, were mainly about trying to resolve an issue in a relationship. Amber sings about needing this other person right now. It is stereotypical but like I said before, it was well done. Not overdone. The relationship was falling apart. Amber seems to notice that, but wants to resolve it before it ends.
What did you think of Amber’s fourth music video release “Right Now”? Which video was your favorite? For me personally, I liked “High Hopes” because of the smoke scenes. I honestly love smoke scenes so much. Let me know which was your favorite Amber music video. Thank you so much for the support but also please go give Amber some love as well. I appreciate all you do for me and I wouldn’t be where I am without you all. Thank you so much. I’ll see you in my next review.
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