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Tori Kelly Releases 'Should've Been Us' Video

06/23/2015
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(Radio.com) Tori Kelly is revving up with a new single called "Should've Been Us," and the video is the HGTV home redecoration reality show equivalent of a music video.

But it proves a point: you can do a lot with very little, if you're just crafty about it. The visuals here add up to not much more than a camera following Kelly around while she's on tour: some off stage moments in whatever nondescript urban area and shots of her on the stage with the audience behind her. Literally, that is all.

But if it sounds boring, it's actually not. The whole thing is rife with camera tricks from the jump. Really, do you know how they did the thing in the parking garage where she's in the shot every time? That's creative editing, friends.

More than that, the perspective is a video for the selfie age. The camera isn't always on a steady and creating beauty shots, it literally follows her. The whole video looks like an Instagram account come to life, from the fashion shots that show us her clothes are cooler than ours to the adoring audience shots that show us she's got more fans than us.

What makes this video compelling and not vapid is the moroseness of the song. Kelly plays it up, lamenting a relationship gone sour despite her stunning, impressive, sometimes bleak surroundings. That is what turns this production up a notch. Watch it here.

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