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Super song, weak video

Tuesday, October 02, 2012    

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Artiste: Denyque

Song: Supergirl

Director/Editor: RD Studios

THE beautiful and colourful songstress, Denyque, recently released a video for Supergirl. The song was orignally released two years ago, but the video has just been premiered due to the release of her new mixtape I Am Supergirl.

The video, directed and edited by RD Studios, features Denyque as a 'nerd' employed at a café in Kingston. Of course, there is a male character, who owns the café in which she works.

In the video Denyque appears in love with the owner and her co-worker 'Stacey Cruz' realises her affection, and immediately makes a claim for him.

'Stacey Cruz' makes several attempts to embarrass Denyque, but her efforts seem to only bring Denyque closer to the boss.

Sounds familiar?

We try really hard to get that one person's attention, but somebody makes it their duty to ensure that you are never seen. This is one good thing about the video, it is extrememly relatable.

It also makes you naturally like Denyque's character, whether it is because you have been in her shoes or because you simply just commiserate with her.

In a glimmer of hope, we see Denyque dreamily cuts her long locks to a short pixie haircut.

With the haircut she gains confidence, and is no longer intimidated by her co-worker, who tries everything to pull attention to herself. The haircut seemingly symbolises the change of mind and character.

In a quick change in scene direction, due to her transformation, we see Denyque as a literal Supergirl (yes, with the cape and spandex). The transition was a bit quirky, but we all get the point.

In the end, Stacey's vindictive, cruel and grim personality is brought to light, just like in Taylor Swift's music video You Belong With Me.

Overall, the video was good, but it is far too predictable. Yes, it is good to be inspired by others especially international acts, but this idea of forbidden love has been used too often -- in movies like A Walk to Remember (2002) and She's All That (1999), and music videos for songs like Perfect (P!nk 2011).

— Halima Leslie

TEENage rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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