MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW
"Here I am" by Asking Alexandria
Written by: Kassandra
Edited by: Tori
"Here I Am", presented by English metalcore band, Asking Alexandria, break the internet and release a brand new video for this brilliant single.
While the vocals remain soft and light throughout the majority of the song, the pure, raw and aggressive emotion given off by the band makes an appearance and cannot be ignored. “In a world tainted with hate and negativity, stand out, shine bright, and always be proud of who you are.” –Ben Bruce. Those emotive and heart-rending words open the video to a small girl running through the woods. The video switches between the young girl making her way through the woods and being followed by a dark, ominous figure, then to the band playing in an open field- with INCREDIBLE quality of video!
As far as creativity goes, there surely is no lack of it Though, understanding the meaning of the video can present itself variously- to each his own! The imagery can be perceived as the young girl in the video running from her past, her insecurities, and all the things she fears; but in the end, when she takes the mask off her face, she is revealing her true identity- herself. It’s as if she’s telling the world ‘Here I Am’. The moment one exhibits lit torches and the band walking through the woods, it resembles Bring Me the Horizon’s music video for their single, ‘Throne’. Even though AA didn’t directly copy ideas, it sure felt like a bit of déjà vu.
It may be difficult, at first, to connect the video to the lyrics of the song, until we open our eyes to the metaphorical beauty presented, as mentioned earlier. Overall, the video and song were great. Receiving an 8 out of 10! Be sure to check out "Here I Am" - OUT NOW!