Tuesday, 20 December 2011

PLAYING WITH FIRE: Cherine and Chuck Fenda romance the elements in new vid

UP CLOSE: The stars share a moment in the sun.

“Call on Me,” the brand new music video by TALLAWAH's December cover girl Cherine and conscious reggae crooner Chuck Fenda takes all kinds of creative risks that pay off brilliantly, including casting the hallowed Port Royal to serve as its splendid daytime-meets-nocturnal backdrop.

Mixing sexy fun with stark visuals and artistic flourishes, the clip (helmed by in-demand director Asha McHail) is overall a mesmerizing mashup of the elements: water, fire, history and sweet melodies. But many viewers, I’m sure, will appreciate it most for the singer’s seductive nighttime frolic on the beach, complete with raging bonfire and breaking waves, set to the anthemic romantic hit.

This couldn’t possibly be a total Cherine video, though, without the appearance of at least one haute couture moment that commands a double take. And sure enough it arrives when the radiant leading lady shows up in an edgily vibrant, multi-layered creation that steals the spotlight when the singer reclines against a perfectly positioned bus-stop sign.

Best of all, the effortless, playful appeal – coupled with a sense of authenticity – that the talented twosome brought to their previous collaboration, “Comin’ over Tonight,” makes a welcome repeat appearance, but this time it feels way more urgent.

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