Aston Marton’s “All These Problems” is an interesting song with a uniquely different video to go along with it. There’s plenty of room for improvement; not much really goes on in the video, and the song isn’t the greatest either. But despite some missteps, overall it was still an entertaining attempt.
The song has a catchy beat, with a nice low-key R&B feel to it. But I will have to say that Marton’s singing needs some work. He relies heavily on Autotune and is off-key from time to time. I didn’t particularly think that this showcased any superior singing skills, but his voice wasn’t horrible either. The video is in black and white, with scenes of drinking, alcohol being poured into a glass, and Marton’s face seen in a kaleidoscope pattern on the screen. We then see his mouth in that same pattern, repeated over and over again which in itself was bland and not very creative or engaging. Another misstep in this video was the excessive use of the flashing strobe lights. It was more of a distraction than an enhancement and could possibly cause seizures in viewers who have epilepsy. Director Nate Rukk should perhaps take that into consideration the next time he has the urge to use strobe lights in a video.
“All These Problems” has potential– both as a song and as a video. Some work on the vocals, less Autotune, less use of the uncanny kaleidoscope effects, and leaving out the seizure causing strobes would be the step in the right direction to bring this vid from just ok status to something people would be impressed with!