Music videos are important for songs

Kate Rehwinkel

Last week was a great one for music. Demi Lovato and Katy Perry each released new songs, and I must say they are both pretty good but I prefer Demi Lovato’s. Katy Perry’s new song is called “Never Worn White” and Demi Lovato’s is “I Love Me.” I like Demi’s new song more because of the message and the music video. Let me break down the reasons why each music video is good in its own right.

Let’s start with Katy Perry’s new song. “Never Worn White” is about marriage. Katy Perry has been with actor Orlando Bloom for quite a few years now, and she has been married before. There are three different scenes in this music video. The first is Katy standing in a long elegant white dress, but not a wedding dress. The second scene is her as a big floral arrangement. She has a headpiece made of flowers that matches her dress as well. The third and final scene is the most shocking. Katy is seen in a sheer dress cradling her baby bump. That scene makes the whole video worth watching. Honestly, I thought the video was quite boring except for the big reveal in the last scene. I was hoping there would be more action than just Katy standing there singing. I love the song, it has a great message; however, the video was boring until the very end. Needless to say, I was disappointed.

On the other hand, I was super impressed with Demi’s new song. I have watched the video over a dozen times. The song has such a good message, and it also has many different references in the video. In the first scene, Demi is seen fighting her inner demons in a fight scene, which was very interesting. Some of the other references in the video included a reference to her Confident album, her Camp Rock experience, her recent overdose, and her ex, Wilmer Valderrama, getting engaged. There was so much going on in the video that I was entertained the whole time. The message of the song is obvious, hence the name, I Love Me.

Both songs are good. However, if I had to choose which video I would watch over and over it would hands down be Demi’s song. Who doesn’t love a good fight scene? The messages behind her video were more powerful than Katy’s. Katy’s song had a beautiful video, but if it had any references I did not catch them. Either way, both of those songs are on my playlist and I will be listening to them on repeat till I can no longer take it. Good job Katy Perry and Demi Lovato.

 

Kate Rehwinkel is a senior management major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]