It is the first word if I were to describe Christina Aguilera’s new music video, “Your Body“. Though, she already mentioned that it was indeed colorful when she was interviewed and talked about her latest music video, but I never thought it would be that artistic, sadistic yet in a colorful way.
I honestly hoped and imagined that the music video would include some dance routines, with back-up dancers, and dancing to some sick choreography. Yeah, sure. Cause it’s pop, right? But I tend to forget that it’s Christina Aguilera. She is also one of the artists, who would push the boundaries of music videos. Like “Fighter“, “Dirrty“, and “Not Myself Tonight“. But no! This one’s very artistic.
Directed by Melina Matsoukas, whose works are Lady Gaga’s ‘Just Dance‘, Rihanna’s ‘S&M‘ and ‘We Found Love‘ and more. The storyline includes Christina Aguilera in a killing spree for easy-to-get guys (sounds like a ‘Telephone‘ sequel). Exploding cars with a neon pink fire, murdering a guy with blue blood splattered all over the men’s restroom, and hitting a guy’s head with red confetti splattering instead of blood are few of the things that you would notice. I never thought I would see a violent clip in a very artistic and colorful way.
Relating the music video storyline to the song’s content? It’s a half-half. Coz killing could be the host’s hidden agenda on why she “wanted” his body. Though I don’t want to compare the video to others but the killing spree does kinda remind me of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” and “Telephone” series, and the character changes seems like Christina’s colorful yet sassy version of Britney’s “Toxic” and “Womanizer”.
All in all, I enjoyed the video. It’s fun, it’s cool, and it’s got Christina Aguilera. What do you think? Check out the official video!