Banhana released her first single only a few months ago but already she’s back with her first song to receive a music video, “The Woman“!
Her first single was only a digital release and was called, “You Look At Me“. This current song is simply beautiful and shows such promise in Banhana and her gorgeous voice.
The video is artsy, a trend that I’m seeing emerge in some of the more recent, less-mainstream artists and it is one that I appreciate. It tells the story of a woman mourning the loss of her lover and longing for his return.
Unlike a lot of other songs on this subject, “The Woman” doesn’t stray in to aegyo or, even worse, run full force in to the kind of begging degradation that other videos recently have. Instead, it shows a woman, I assume to be Banhana, remembering the end of their relationship and being sad in the way real women are sad: with tears, a little rage, and even deep sadness.
Isn’t her voice amazing? I love the emotional quality her voice has, I really felt as though she was singing a feeling that she has personally experienced and it made me love the song even more. Did you turn the translated lyrics on? When a song like this comes up, I often cringe. A lot of times songwriters will get it wrong, as I mentioned earlier, and have a message in a song of longing that cheapens a woman’s emotional reaction to a break up.
In this case, I think it was well done and did not cross that line. I especially love the section of the video where the couple start mirroring each other’s actions and you get the feeling that she’s not alone in her longing, that she’s not alone in wishing she had said something.
What did you think of this song? Do you like this kind of love song as much as I do? Let us know in the comments!
Source: LOENENT YouTube
Edited by: KareBare
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