Think R&B and Pop. Think Keshia Chante.
Her song Shooting Star is
lifting rising in popularity alongside its uplifting lyrics, beat, and spirit.
This is christyb, I own a thesaurus. And I watch YouTube.
The video starts by flashing the name of the artist, then song title, followed by the director’s name. I liken these tags of ownership to published poems.
The title fills the lead role at the top of the poem and the author’s name is often attached below. The poet attaches ownership to the poem by including his or her name. For a music video such as that of Keshia Chante, she and the director are given credit.
Who wrote the song lyrics? Why are they not mentioned in the video or given credit here? Had this been a poem, the author would likely be sited upfront. Why not for a music video? Let me grab a peanut-butter cookie and think this over.
On second thought, you continue to read while I grab another cookie. Sugar helps me think more clearly.
And listen to the words of the song.
Lines include “I’m going to break the mold” and “I’m invincible.” Note, there is no mention of love or a relationship.
Consider this. How many songs today are based on being in love? Breaking up? Being cheated on?
Shooting Star focuses on the “I” in the song rather than the “he and I” or “she and I”. The song is about being powerful and independent, aside from any relationship.
“No turning back.”
Don’t look back, don’t question the path of independence you are on. Go with your instincts. And move forward like a shooting star.
There is hope, promise, and motivation.
This is christyb, I’m flipping through my Thesaurus.
Do you think the person who writes the lyrics should be given credit in the music video? Who else should be mentioned?
Better yet, do you own a Thesaurus I can borrow? Mine is a little tattered.