Mr. Director... I mean really....??

Posted by Mack of Sound-Savvy On 4:29 PM

I’m probably gonna get blasted for this, but I don’t care…

What the hell was the director thinking when he shot this video?? Forgive me for being the cynic when it comes to Benny Boom’s director skills but did he even listen to the lyrics before shooting this video? Don’t get me wrong, Keyshia’s an attractive girl, despite the monstrosity of a tattoo plastered on her right arm… but to waste such a great song on a crappy video is beyond me. Heaven Sent just happens to be one of the best songs she has ever made – from the strumming guitar intro to the fadeout at the end - the song itself could have been sent from heaven!! When I first heard the song, I fell in love with the lyrics, very emotional and deeply relatable. So I expected to see an interpretive video or at least something with some depth. All we got is….HER!! 3 minutes and 57 seconds of Keyshia and the gap (is that considered depth?). Some think she was trying to channel Mary (a la ‘You Are Everything’) but that video was 10 times more graceful. Maybe she wanted to use this video to showcase her new hairstyle… note to Ms. Cole: GET AN ENDORSEMENT (anyone else tired of seeing Kelly Rowland for Dark N’ Lovely in EVERY Vibe mag?).

And maybe I swallowed the dumb pill before I watched this, because really – how many of her other videos correspond with the song? As a fan of both Keyshia Cole and the song, I demand a re-shoot. I can write the treatment. Hell, a fifth grader could write a better treatment. If she wanted a “look-at-me-I’m-so-pretty” video, she should have released the song Just Like You. Am I the only one that feels this way? Ya'll let me know...

1 Comment

  1. iKnowTANK Said,

    Who knew that Benny Boom used to be and artist(rapper) and also worked under HYPE WILLIAMS...

    Posted on April 11, 2008 at 10:25 PM


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