Valerie Warntz – I Don’t Love You Anymore
Good piano and instrumentals, decent vocals, emotional lyrics
Depressing mood, boring visuals
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
Valerie Warntz’s “I Don’t Love You Anymore” is a song you can tell has a lot of feeling put in to it. It’s emotional and raw, and the visuals in the video go along with the melancholy theme. The music is decent. I wish there was more going on in the video to make it more interesting.
Warntz is a talented pianist, which is showcased strongly throughout the track. Her singing voice is robust; it is similar to the vocals of artists such as Amy Lee of Evanescence. The song is a sad one, with a gloomy, mournful vibe to it. The later addition of the drums and electric guitar are nice touches also. And the black & white, then sepia, color to the visuals goes along with the melancholic feel of the music quite well. The scenes of Warntz sitting at the piano expressing her sadness also work well with the mood of the music.
There’s no denying the talent of this artist. I just wish more would go on in the video. It gets tiresome and kind of depressing after a while to see Warntz just sitting around at the piano, hugging a pillow, and singing to herself in the mirror throughout the entire video. You just want to take her and shake her out of her depressing funk, and tell her to move on with her life. The sad lyrics and depressing scenes get to be too much after a bit. Also, the hair flip scene at the piano seems to be just a little too contrived and fake, even though it does bring some excitement to the video and breaks the monotony.
“I Don’t Love You Anymore” is a decent attempt by Valerie Warntz. The song is very emotional and the imagery in the video works well with the overall mood of sadness and glum. But more needs to happen in the video to prevent viewers from sinking into feelings of despair while watching. While the piano and vocals are strong, the visuals need a little more oomph to keep things from being too depressing and tedious.Check out her full length album here. It’s definitely worth the listen.