Giovanni Price – Pleasure n Pain
Surprising and interesting story line, good beats and nice imagery
Too much Autotune, stale scenes seen in countless Hip Hop videos
The Price is Right
The video for Giovanni Price’s single “Pleasure & Pain” contains beautiful visuals, an interesting story-line, and a decent Hip-Hop backdrop. It keeps your attention throughout, but the music could be better. Price has a good handle on what makes a good record and an interesting video, but there are some missteps that he could improve on and take in mind for his next project.
“Pleasure & Pain” is a solid song with a good beat and decent vocals. The visuals are nice. The palm trees, ocean, nice cars, and pretty women are pleasing eye candy. The storyline captures your attention with ease. I won’t give it away, but the ending result will surprise you in a good way.
All things considered, there are some things that Price should address before his next release. For starters, there’s the abundance of Autotune used throughout the track. The record is solid lyrically, but you can barely understand Price with the amount of Autotune used to distort his voice. Needless to say, it got old really quick. It would have been beneficial to use it sparingly rather than in abundance. As for the video, it is visually appealing. The shots themselves are sharp. But the images of the expensive cars, big houses, and women wearing sexy lingerie have been used countless times in music videos. It made the vid seem a little unoriginal. However, the plot twist at its ending made up for this.
Overall, the video for “Pleasure & Pain” was good. The beat is hot, the stunning scenes of the palm trees and lavish lifestyle are eye-catching, and the twist at the end is very interesting to watch. Price just needs to tweak a few things to truly bring this video up to higher standards. With a little work, Price has a great future ahead for him!