FOTP reviews Christina's "Not Myself Tonight" music video
Originally Posted by HBIC
Produced by Polow Da Don, Christina Aguilera's new single "Not Myself Tonight" (taken from her much anticipated fourth album "Bionic") falls into the realm of recent dance/pop hits from pop sensations Lady Gaga & Britney Spears, although what sets the song apart from the others is her big vocals. One has to wonder, on such a mainstream pop song, were they necessary?
The music video for the single debuted last night on Vevo to little fanfare or hype. The video starts out with some signature "Bionic" poses (in the same vein as the album cover) and we're led to believe that the video will be fierce! It's anything but... From there the video transcends into a trashy, blurry mess, skipping from scene to scene and boob grabs to slutty poses. Pause at any given moment during the video (from a distance) and you'll think you're seeing a Lady Gaga video, but where the REAL comparisons lie are with Madonna's "Express Yourself" music video. The sets and camera work are almost identical in some areas of the video.
The main problem with both the song and the video is her new "Bionic" image. There's only 4 big blonde popstars in the world - Madonna, Britney, Lady Gaga and to a lesser extent Christina - and each one strives to differentiate themselves from each other and break new boundaries. Christina has done NONE of that with this song and video, so yes, the comparisons and criticism are justified. Whether or not she did this on purpose, the fact remains it's neither original nor captivating.
Not Myself Tonight - truer words have never been spoken.