Banging club track, vivid visuals
Welcome to Friday! We’ve got the latest from Brooklyn soulstress Raye 6. Her video “Not Gonna Be (Forever)” to help you finish th work wee off strong. Here’s my $.02…
The Good: First and foremost, the sing itself is a hit and will be spinning in an assortment of clubs from Brooklyn to Budapest and everywhere in between. Seriously, I haven’t been able to get the song’s hook out of my mind ever since I watched the video. Raye 6’s voice is on point; her even tone is a pleasure to listen to. The visuals are alluring and full of life. The transitions are sleek and the life of each shot blossoms right before your eyes.
The Bad: I’m not too sure what the theme of the video was. It features some vampiric undertones, and after watching the video a few times, I’m still unsure what those undertones represent (Note to Raye 6: please chime in and enlighten us). I’m all for watching the revelation unfold at the end of a story/video however, the revelation in this video wasn’t clear, making it difficult to immediately digest.
Overall: “Not Gonna Be (Forever)” is a great composition, hands down. You’ll love everything about the song from its theme and feel good production all the way to Raye 6’s lovely velvet-like voice. The video is stunning for the eye to capture, but more focus could have been placed upon developing the storyline. You should definitely check it out. Give me a shout if you happen to figure out the video’ premise on your first viewing. That’s my $.02. What’s yours?