Video Review: ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ by Shawn Mendes


 

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It’s finally here! Shawn Mendes finally gave us the video for his new single from “Illumniate.”

The video for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is an extremely simple one.  The video follows Shawn and his love interest as they explore Paris just be adorable. This comes in between shots of Shawn performing the song. That’s pretty much the entire video. The video fits the song well since it’s a love song about a relationship.

The shots are rather good and really shows how much thought it was put into creating it and editing it. My favorite shots are when he’s performing on stage because they are rather cool, especially the shots where it pans behind him to show the crowd. The only issue with the video is that it’s a little too simple. While you can see the effort and the thought in the cinematography, the concept for it seems like they forgot that they didn’t release a video for the single, which came out in April.

I would have liked a little more depth to the video just like all the past music videos that Shawn have released. I’m a fan of videos like this, and it totally works, just kind of leaves you wanting more. I’m glad they gave “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” a video because it was a great song that deserved not to be a song that was only released just to hype the upcoming tour. But releasing the video two months after release, makes it come across as a promotional song. Which is fine, but then that gets into another issues with the video being a form of promotion. Short version: it doesn’t make you want to buy tickets.

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” video is a good video and does it job of being an extension of single. It could have had a little bit more to it, but I liked the video and enjoyed the shots of him performing. It’s an average music video.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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