Well this track could just about push me over the edge. F-ing glorious! I love 'Tasia. And I've been loving her VH1 show "Fantasia For Real". If you've missed it - it's fascinating, tune in or watch it here.
It's a really fascinating study in how family can be both your savior and downfall all at once. If there is a Season 2 (and there really should be) I want the show to go deeper in that direction. I'm not sure everyone in that house is looking out for her as much as she is looking out for them.
Back to this AMAZING new song. When I heard the little snippet in the episode (above) I knew it'd be a MAJOR single. And it is.
*Note to Video Director: I don't care what you do with the concept, I'm just gonna lay out exactly how you bring people to tears... At 1:05 on lyric "..all you gotta do is try" no lip-synch, have Fantasia just look into camera, her whole life story is in that lyric, I promise she'll sell the song with one stare into the lens. AND at 3:05 - 3:15 on the HUGE "To Flyyyyy"s resist the impulse to get crazy cutty there, instead do a series of slow dip-to-black transitions. Trust PopMuse, you'll give 'em chills if you do.
(That was funny, I haven't brought out the Video Commissioner Multiple Personality in my head in a long time.)
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