Beyonce` for Complex Magazine, 2011
Yet another video where Beyonce` poses and sits pretty (to see it, click the photo on the left). Like “Best Thing I Never Had,” the song allows for a fantastic visual and a great story, but again, Beyonce` DIDN’T take advantage of that. The imagery in the video did not encapsulate “1+1’s” romantic and tense symbolism, being more sexy than sensual and overly focused on just Beyonce’s sweet little face. Much of the video was aesthetically beautiful and I did appreciate the approach of simplicity; it just didn’t do the song lyrics much justice. On another note, I was frustrated with the sudden and ill-promoted presentation of the video. There was no official press release or prior notification. It just showed up. That affects attention and circulation. A similar thing happened with the “Best Thing” video. Get it together Team Beyonce`. Did you like the 1+1 video? You can vote below. There is also a poll for favorite “4” video. In other news, be sure to catch Beyonce's performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28th at 9pm EST.
Seriously Beyonce`, WTH?!?
Most people figure out pretty quickly that I LOVE Beyonce`. She is my queen diva of choice. But every now and then, she does something that irritates or perplexes me. Here, I tell what's been buggin me about the Bee lately (with reviews and love for the Queen Bee in between).