We should have expected this once Selena Gomez released a song called “Fetish.” Seleners dropped the video for the song and for the first time in a long time, she left me speechless. It was speechless in a good way as she embraces her inner “Fifty Shades of Grey” and get extremely weird yet sexual.
So as you are aware, Selena released “Fetish” and also a video of her singing the song with a close up of her mouth that is just memorizing. Well, the video for “Fetish” is fucked up to the core and is everything that I didn’t know I wanted from Selena Gomez in this new era.
The video is the sequel to the awesomeness that was “Bad Liar.” It follows Selena Gomez as she returns home and it goes down the rabbit hole and then gets extremely and utterly deep to the point where it will take a couple of times of viewing it to fully grasp the meaning.
The video is about how her attraction to someone, aka the teacher in “Bad Liar,” is blinding her and eventually causes her to become obsessed with her looks and her appearance. This eventually drives her crazy and causes her to drown in sadness, and begin to cause self-harm because of her obsessive behavior. Selena breaks her tongue with an eye curler after she ties her tongue, she also eats soap and makeup before playing in a huge ass freezer. It’s pretty much all about social standards that women have to live up to.
The video is extremely well done and well shot. It continues with the overall 70s feel to it that was present in the first video in the “series.” It’s very different from what you would really expect to see with Selena. We’ve never really seen her take this route with her deep meaning videos. If you look at “Kill Em With Kindness” and “Who Says,” the messages were clearly stated and you didn’t have to dig so deep for the meaning. “Fetish” has a deeper meaning that is present on the surface but easily missed if you aren’t looking for it. Frankly, this is probably her best video to date.
The video for “Fetish” is amazing and stunning. It’s extremely different from what is expected from her and it’s extremely refreshing. It might take you a couple of views to fully grasp what it all means, but it’s well worth it. The video fits the name of the song perfectly.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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