I wanted you bad, I’m so through with it, cuz honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had, you turned out to be the best thing I never had…
I must admit that until about two years ago, I was sleeping on Beyonce, matter of fact… I was in a coma. I thought she was overrated, lackluster, and at times a weirdo. I found myself in many discussions about why Bey was not the best female singer in the “biz” and I often argued that Jilly from Philly (Jill Scott) was vocally better than Beyonce. I even attempted to rationalize why Alicia Keys was more talented. One night, after yet another heated Beyonce debate with several friends, I decided to give her Sasha Fierce album a try. I downloaded the album to my ipod and decided to go for a ride in my car to listen to the album. I randomly selected Ave Maria and set off on my journey to dispel any suggestions that Beyonce was the greatest of all time. Unfortunately, I only made it about a minute into the song before I realized how wrong I had been about Beyonce. I was blown away and absolutely astonished at the power, vocal control, and angelic beauty of Beyonce’s voice.
It is safe to admit that Beyonce is undoubtedly the most dominant female artist in the game and perhaps the best entertainer, male or female, currently in the music industry. Beyonce’s latest video entitled Best Thing I Never Had, takes us on a journey into past relationships that were toxic and at present we realize, that was the “best thing I never had”. The beginning of the video starts out with Beyonce scantily dressed in lingerie and I think I’m still trying to figure out why (could be to sell more units of her album, we all know sex sells right??). Nonetheless, the story progresses to show a younger Bey at a school dance with the presumed jerk (aka the best thing she never had) checking out another girl. The video then fast forwards to random shots of Beyonce getting over her past, finding the true love of her life, getting married, and living happily ever after.
I must say that Bey does a remarkable job at exhibiting her personality in this video and she did a even better acting job in the video as well. The video conveys positive and negative feeling and emotions and captures in less than five minutes, the plight of past loves and the process of moving on to true love. She is able to capture the purest essence of happiness, which is no easy task. Overall, Bey emphatically proclaims to all the ghost of past relationships that “it sucks to be you”, while simultaneously, giving us a sense of hope that we may one day find true happiness, authentic love and that special person to love forever!