Monday, 19 May 2014

Video Review - I Was Gonna Cancel

I Was Gonna Cancel
by Kylie Minogue
Album: Kiss Me Once (out now)

"This video is an abstract look at pedestrian life and how we're all just trying to get through and rise above everyday challenges. Although the song talks about a real life event that happened the day I recorded the song with Pharrell, the video has a more conceptual approach and I love how surreal it looks. I found myself almost directing traffic and it made me think about how we're all just trying to negotiate our way through day to day life." - Kylie Minogue

I say the following as a fan of Kylie. 'Pedestrian' is the perfect word to describe this song and the only 'challenge' I've had to get through and rise above today was the accompanying clip. Also, it's nice that you recorded this song with Pharrell, however it only confirms to me that Pharrell in 2014 both sucks and blows. Clap along if you feel that this is the worst.

Minogue has released some iconic videos throughout her career. From 'Confide In Me' to 'Can't Get You Out of My Head', 'Come Into My World', 'Slow' and gosh... even 'German Bold Italic'... she's always managed to put on an entertaining show. Even that 'Sexercize' clip was classy/skanky and by that I mean well shot. With 'I Was Gonna Cancel', shock turned to surprise and then I just got bored really quickly, before clicking on the clip for 'Into The Blue'. And I don't even really like that either.

After that debacle of a performance at The Logies (aka a performance that managed to make an incredibly awkward night even more awkward), you'd think a decision would be made not to go forward with 'I Was Gonna Cancel' as a single, but here we are. I'm a fan of Kylie, just not a fan of this.

Matt Bond gives the video for 'I Was Gonna Cancel' one Dannii Minogue head out of five...

1 comment:

  1. The song choice is bad, there are other much more interesting tracks on the album that would deserve recognition. And the video doen't help either. There are enough city channels around the world that can capture pedestrian life. Turn up the radio and there is your own personal video.
    Just because Pharell produced it will not make it a hit. I don't believe this will make a dent in the charts - anywhere.
    So, poor management choice. Getting on the Pharell bandwagon seems desperate and there is always the possibility that you fall flat on your face - like this song.
    Take any other song of this album and it will be a hit with the fans.


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