Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Satz 'Work' It

As of late, I never paid much attention to current music videos unless they were of songs I adored and by bands I cared about. Hence, the excitement over The Saturdays "Work" video. Ready...set...GO!

SideNote: I'm so glad they decided to go with the original titling and leave the name as "Work" and not "Work Work" as several people were tagging it. I think their comparisons to the Pussycat Dolls are dull and ignorant, to be sure, but I'm also sure they would get pegged with them due to their new single being annoyingly titled "Hush Hush; Hush Hush". I think they really should have just called it "Hush 4X".

Anyhoo -- the video premiered a few days ago, and once again, it makes me salivate at the prospects of these girls coming to take over America. Heck - if Girls Aloud won't, we need a five piece girl group that's just as good, and considering GA's work as of late, I think The Satz are starting to eclipse good ol' Aloud.

The video serves the same premise as kinda as V Factory's "Love Struck" (see the previous post), as it's basically the girls "work"-ing it in some kind of warehouse. The main difference is the five girls are situated on a T-shaped catwalk, and as each girl sings her part, she struts down the line. Maybe I was just never paying attention before, but I love that this song allows all of the girls to sing lead, even if it is just for a few seconds. So many groups only allow two group members to sing lead, or even just one (PCD) and it's almost like what's the point in having the other girls if only one or two sing? Here, The Satz prove once again that they are more than just fierce, pretty faces.

While V Factory's video reminded me of *NSYNC's "Tearin' Up My Heart", this one reminds me of Five's "If Ya Gettin' Down". Anyone? No? Just me?

At the end of the day, this video could have been completely awful and I wouldn't have cared a bit. Why? Because "Work" was my absolute no questions asked favorite song off the album, Chasing Lights, from the first second I listened to it. In my humble opinion, these girls can do no wrong, from "If This Is Love", to "Up!" and now this. Heck, even "Issues" grew on me even though I felt it was a strange choice for a single. Here's to hoping this Ru-Paul-like 5th single is the one that gets them their first #1. They are completely and totally overdue.

PS - Una (the redhead who riffs toward the end) gets extra brownie points for rocking that neck cuff thing and still looking posh while being a dominatrixy. And I suppose Frankie (the dark, short haired brunette) gets some as well for working that belly shirt toward the end and showing off her abs. Who knew?


Myfizzypop said...

hurrah for the satz. it really should have been time for a new single from the second album, yet this vid and the gentle radio mix entirely rejuvinate the tune :)

Nikki said...

brilliance. I've come to adore Frankie's voice..

Oh, and sorry for suddenly going offline - we lost out internet connection for like five minutes. So annoying.

Follow Me on Instagram via @melismaticdiva