The boys have at last come together for the new album “This Is Us” which is an incredible album. Take my word for it. I’ve been listening to the album continuously since I laid my hands on it. But I’m not here to talk about the album or review the album, the review is going to be published by the author of this blog in a few days. Maybe we’ll do a combined post.
Hmm. Back to this post … I’m here to talk about the album’s 1st single – “Straight Through My Heart” video.
Although the song didn’t make much impact in the US it’s a great hit everywhere else with everyone praising it for the cool lyrics and style. Them the video was released and everyone was like – “What the fuc* was that?”, “What’s going on?”, “This doesn’t make any sense”, “bad” and so on.
OK… I admit it, the first time I viewed it, I was confused and not at all impressed. It all felt wrong, like there were lots of loose strings and gaps.
What you’ve got to understand here is in this video they’ve tried to fm things line old times. Remember “Everybody”, “The Call”. Those videos were incredible. The boys weren’t just singing, there was story in the video, it was fun and the dance moves were good.
In the last two albums the videos were good, synced with the songs very nicely but they were not his or fun (nor was the music). So in the latest video, there is a bit of “Everybody”, a bit of “The Call”, and “Inconsolable”… This combination provided you understood the video is pretty good.
This video has got “the singing”, “the dance”, a cool theme (read vampire), and a little bit story too.
I’ll not bla, bla more … Here’s the explanation –
“At the beginning, the introduction describes BSB as the Daywalker (a kind of Vampire Hunter). But in some other Movies, we see that Daywalker are the guys who have ½ human and ½ Vampire blood and they stand by human side to against Vampire. They got Vampire strength and are not burned by the sunshine like human. That’s why at the end BSB show their big eyeteeth and blood eyes.
At the middle of the video, the Vampire girl goes hunting at the nightclub. After chose the prey which is the blond girl, she begins the hunt. Unfortunately our Hunters already ambushed her in the guises of the club singers. At the edge of the hunt, suddenly water in the roof pours down (this part should be understood as Holy Water which scares Vampire). Then the Vampire girl feels confused, lose control, dizzy. At that time, Nick reaches a hand to her. She thought that he is trying to help her out of this crisis. And BSB has ½ Vampire blood so she thought they were friends. In a stifling space with blood red light and Holy Water is pouring down, she had no resistance never mind Nick was guiding her to another place. Brian, Howie and Aj covered behind. They clocked doors to block way behind. Nick exploited the confuse of her, then throw her out of the room which the sun is rising. BOOM! DONE! Vampire girl died! BSB stepped out calmly full of pride with eyeteeth and blood eyes under the sun. Mission complete!”
Now watch the video here, you’ll like it.
Check back in a few days time to read the “Backstreet Boys – This Is Us” album review.