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Erich Mrak

Girls (video)

Review by Gary Hill

I previously reviewed the audio single of this number. This time around, we're looking at the video which has recently been released. I'm going to include my comments on the song itself here for you to read.

An old-school musical texture opens this cut. It has a bit of a jazzy sort of vibe. I dig the rhythmic elements to it, too. The vocals are seriously processed. I normally dislike that effect, but somehow it really works for this song. I guess it just goes to show that when you do it on the right song, it can be effective. There are multiple layers of vocals, and the musical arrangement shifts and changes. I love the retro funk vibe that a lot of this cut has.

So, what about the video? Well, it is basically made up of two layers. First we get the background, which is a washing machine. It's a front load style, with a clear door, and we watch the clothes spinning in the machine.

Over the top of that backdrop, though, comes animation that consists of the lyrics along with emoji type drawings. It's very modern and playful. It seems to fit the tune pretty well. It makes for a cohesive package that unites music and visual.

This review is available in book (paperback and hardcover) form in Music Street Journal: 2020  Volume 6. More information and purchase links can be found at: garyhillauthor.com/Music-Street-Journal-2020.


 
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