When the trajectory of a true artist’s career ascends to dramatic new levels (or enters a compelling new chapter, for that matter), admirers and onlookers are bound to witness a significant difference manifested in their creative output. When it comes to Cherine, who has never been accused of lacking inspiration and innovation in her craft, her latest effort comes bearing a loud label: “Approach With Caution. Brace For Impact.”
So small wonder that her hyper-kinetic and supersexy new video, “Haffi Come Back,” marks a notable, dare-to-go-there departure: skin-baring outfits, tantalizing references to her sexual prowess, and a series of choreographed dance sequences so athletic and provocative watching them performed feels like taking in a head-spinning clip from Step Up: Dancehall Revolution. To say the least, Cherine holds her own with those seemingly experienced backup dancers.
For the record, I love the video. It’s edgy-gritty, amusing at times, and doesn’t feel like its leading lady is trying too hard to impress viewers. What’s more, it’s vibrantly filmed with a workman-like aesthetic, even as it showcases a commendable partnership among the players involved, including Cherine's detailed direction, which demonstrates that she knows how to make all the requisite elements blend together to create a hugely entertaining package. I felt so satisfied at the end, I had to go back for more. Tyrone's Verdict: A
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