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Music Video Round-Up: Beyoncé, The Sea & Cake, & Glen Campbell

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Music Video Round-Up: Beyoncé, The Sea & Cake, & Glen Campbell
Music Video Round-Up: Beyoncé, The Sea & Cake, & Glen Campbell

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It),” directed by Jake Nava

 

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” doesn’t really have verses or even a chorus, it’s all-hook, moving from one high-energy Beyoncé shout to another, never really letting up. The titular hook’s rushed through in the same double-time as that keyboard line on-speed and Jake Nava’s video similarly starts and doesn’t stop. It’s all performance on basically no set at all, Beyoncé kinda lip-syncs, instead focusing on her and the other two dancers’ Bob Fosse “Mexican Breakfast” walk-it-outs with minimal lighting tricks with minimal cuts.