Keyshia Cole: My 2012 Video Of The Year Nominee: Lifehouse, Wanda Jackson

“TRUST AND BELIEVE” KEYSHIA COLE

I was hoping to highlight Rihanna’s new video, “Diamonds”. Being a huge fan of Rihanna, I was so disappointed in the convoluted video and the song is her weakest single in years. The hook line has an annoying quirkiness that leaves me unsatisfied. What a treat to find Keyshia Cole, an underrated R&B songbird with such a passionate style, is debuting her AMAZING new video for “Trust And Believe”. It’s a mini-movie with drama, passion, flashback scenes, heartbreak, a pissed-off Keyshia singing in the rain, a baseball bat to a car window, and enough sex and movie intrigue that I could see this being turned into a full length movie!

 

“BETWEEN THE RAINDROPS”      LIFEHOUSE with NATASHA BEDINGFIELD

Lifehouse has that magical ability to leave a powerful emotional impact with every song they release. Whether the lyrics are about love, spirituality, hope, or pain, there is something about Jason Wade’s voice and the band’s arrangements that stand out compared to other songs on the radio. Here the band teams with Natasha Bedingfield, who appears like an angel in the video, for a dreamy love song. The video is beautifully shot with incredible lighting highlighting the Western U.S. mountains, sunsets, white mustang horses, and closeups of the contrast between Natasha’s bright eyes and long blonde hair.

 

“TORE DOWN”     WANDA JACKSON

Wow, this video caught me by surprise!  Three young ladies looking like 50’s vixens are drinking from a flask, smoking cigarettes, and strutting down the street in short shorts. Watch for twist after twist in this crazy video!  Wanda Jackson has been called the Queen Of Rockabilly.   This senior citizen rocker is covering a blues song by legend Freddie King.  I came in expecting a traditional slow blues jam, but this video is HOT!  The ladies are strong, take no-nonsense women, settling scores, finding mischief, and tons of cameos pop up in the creative three minute clip.

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  1. I was crazy about all three songs!!! Keyshia’s my girl!!! I love her style and vocals!! “Trust and believe” really got to me. That was a nice treat with Lifehouse and Natasha. I saw her in concert a few years ago, she’s brilliant on stage! The best video was “Tore down”!! I loved everything from their outfits, badass style and that killer ending!! I was not expecting that! lol. This Wanda Jackson is certainly a kick ass rocker!!! 😀 😀 😀

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