The video for Thrizzy’s Dance/Techno song “Vogue” is very frenetic but interesting. Director Jason Sizer creates a masterpiece of flashing images, tragic story line, and interesting artistic concepts. The visuals perfectly complement the music– and immerses the watcher/listener in a unique, one-of-a-kind experience.
The vid fittingly starts out with the simple phrase “People only see beauty in front of the camera and don’t take the time to see the pain behind it,” which is the perfect start to the whole concept. We see an abused woman being dragged across the floor, then making her escape, hitchhiking across the country to make it to L.A. to start a modeling career. We later see this same woman dressed up in a powdered wig and period clothing, preening and prancing in front of the cameras. The song has a hot beat, with a frantic, fast pace that goes along with the random images that flash across the screen. Featured vocalist Zaena chimes in with her bored sounding voice, listing words that relate to the modeling world. Even though it seems like she doesn’t do much to add to the music, her simple words are a match for the message and tone of the music and visuals of the video. It’s an interesting concept, and despite the simplicity of it all, it works. We get a sneak peek into the pain that goes on behind the scenes of the modeling and fashion world– we feel the pain of the woman in the video, and we understand what models go through with issues going on behind the scenes.
Thrizzy’s video for “Vogue” is an interesting illustrative journey with visuals perfectly going along with the music. But epileptics beware– the flashing lights images, lights, and frantic pace of the vid may cause seizures…….This video is heavy with meaning, and takes a hard look at the modeling and fashion world.