Calvin Harris' Music Videos Are Kinda the Same - And That's Okay
Both "Feel So Close" and "Let's Go," featuring Ne-Yo, boast similar structures: music bringing together the masses (which I guess isn't so different from what happens in real life when a Harris track comes on). While the former features a ballet dancer, cowboy, and crew of cheerleaders, the latter introduces break dancers, bikers, and boxers. And though they all start off in their own respective elements - the aspiring ballerina alone in her room, the fighter's eyes focused on a punching bag - it's their common lust for life (and noise) that bridges the gap.
"Feel So Close"
Filmed with an everyday, unglamorized effect, the clips recall the romanticism of hand-held home video footage and indie movies (especially considering the unprecedented interweaving of the subjects' lives). And to drive the point home further, Harris never shies away from making sure the developed camaraderie is despite color. Discrimination non-existent, "Feels So Close" sees a black vs. white dance battle between practicing pom-pom-toters and cornrow-rocking crunkers, while "Let's Go" sees three different couples from Rio, Los Angeles, and Tokyo take on their towns one step at a time. (So maybe they don't all end up at the same party, but their respective ragers share the same sentiment.)
The clips are concrete evidence of what Harris' international intention is: dance, no disrespect. And we should follow suit. The only one who doesn't seem to be having any fun is Ne-Yo himself, who clearly used this cameo to show off his new body.
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