Music video for latest single is questionable.
One of the biggest backlashes of music videos in general in recent years has been that of the sexualisation of, predominately, women. It’s a well-known issue and debate and, despite this, it continues.
The offender this time is the music video for Tom & Collins‘ latest video, Give Me One Reason, and it’s an unusual instance. Much of the video centres around a slightly unusual woman with a taste for equally unusual and scarce clothing, who decides one day to abandon civilisation and inhabit the woods with her two dogs.
A confusing sequence ensues, where the dogs – no wait, they’re humans – chase down and devour a chicken, before the strange woman follows her humans – no wait, they are dogs – and has a bit of a fall. It’s confusing and doesn’t serve to support the track in any way, or rationalise why even when still a member of society the woman seems keen to flash nipples and bumcheeks in every other shot.
It’s a confusing affair and one that will inevitably get some anti-sexualisation backlash, but if you can look past all that, there’s a very enjoyable song soundtracking it all.
Edit: The original video was taken down. To avoid this piece being redundant, we are linking to a reupload.