Topping the list of headline-grabbers is none other than Halsey. She’s been in the news for a multitude of reasons: from channeling her efforts into the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, to her upcoming poetry book and now, the music video for her collaboration with Marshmello, ‘Be Kind’ – Halsey seems to have no intention to move out from under the spotlight.
Now, the music video boasts of some fancy camera work and a whole load of pretty great visual effects. We see Halsey with her neon pink hair, dancing about in an abandoned, oddly aesthetic building. She then hops into a colourful cityscape, reminiscent of a scene from an anime-turned-live action. Donning a crop top and a sunny yellow skirt, Halsey continues to dance below cherry blossoms.
Marshmello makes an appearance here and there, adding an element of stillness to the whole video. All in all, it’s quite splendid.
Perhaps what’s rather admirable about this video is the fact that it was filmed entirely in quarantine. And a big kudos to Halsey, as she managed to learn all the choreography through FaceTime – and that’s no easy feat. Oh and, not to forget, Halsey also served as her very own makeup artist for the shoot.
Now, coming to the song itself, the duo wanted to put out a track that would bring comfort and solace to listeners, particularly during this difficult period. And the lyrics to this tune reflect just this-
I don’t know why you hide from the one
And close your eyes to the one
Mess up and lie to the one that you love
When you know you can cry to the one
Always confide in the one
You can be kind to the one that you love
The uplifting tune arrived in early May, and not long after, it even found a spot on the charts.
By: Nina Karun