Bieber shows off soft side
Published: Monday, October 1, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012 23:10
June 11 brought about “swoonage” for many females ranging from the young age of six, to the elderly ages of 60 and beyond. For this is the day Justin Bieber released his new hit song “As Long As You Love Me.” But no — the song alone wasn’t enough for Justin. He had to make these same women fall absolutely head over heels in love with him after the Aug. 1 release date of the awe-inspiring music video. The video features the rapping styles of Big Sean and the video guest-stars Michael Madsen, from “Reservoir Dogs” and “Kill Bill.” This video really tugs at the heartstrings.
The story places a love-struck Bieber between a beautiful brunette girl and her not so loving father, played by Madsen. Much like the love story of Romeo and Juliet, Bieber and the brunette are forbidden from seeing each other by the rage-infused father, switching from sweet, kissing scenes between the two to arguments between the father and Bieber. This video is sure to catch your attention within the first minute.
The video foreshadows misery and pain as Madsen steps outside of his home decked out in intimidating attire, which is not the only thing terrifying about this character. His attitude leaves little to be desired, as well. A feisty conversation that takes place within the beginning should hint towards trouble as the father warns the boy in a not so subtle way.
“You need to get back in your car and leave and don’t come back ‘cause if you do, it’s not gonna be good for you.”
Being the helpless romantic that he is, Justin ignores every warning that is delivered by the protective father. Within four minutes of the video, it quickly changes from sweet to violent as the father takes out his aggression on Bieber’s beautiful face (of course, in between the passionate kisses and passionate beatings- Bieber and his dance crew show off some of their dance moves. It’s only appropriate.)
Just when you think he’s about to stay down, he defies the odds and rises up again to take some more painful strikes. The daughter finally intervenes and is dragged away only to end the scene with Bieber and her together again.
In the long run what is the over-all point of this video? Surely it can’t just be to emphasize Justin’s flawless skin and marvelous lips. No, that’s only a little part of it. Pay close attention to the words, “As Long As You Love Me,”meaning no matter the obstacle or the tiresome cruelty suffered upon by a significant other, if that love is there then that is all that matters.
There are simply not enough words that can explain the emotional warfare brought on by this video. You’ll just have to watch it yourself. I’m just trying to get Justin to tell me that all he needs is my love, but alas, I can barely get my Chihuahua to pay attention to me.