AFROMUSION VIDEO REVIEW : RICHIE MENSAH- THIS IS LOVE

22 Jan

AFROMUSION VIDEO REVIEW : RICHIE MENSAH- THIS IS LOVE
By : Afromusion, January 21,2013

Richie Mensah, from Lynx Entertainment, has recently released the video for his new song, “This is Love”. The “This is Love “ video starts off with Richie playing the piano, in chords which resemble the drops of water falling on him in the shower in adjacent scenes. The video starts out simply, with Richie relaxing on a bed, singing about how he never knew he would love again because the “first time my heart was left in pain”. But he continues to tell the listeners that he “never knew that (I) could smile, from so much joy inside, until you wiped my tears away.” It is when he says the word “joy” that the viewers see the face of the person who has brought him joy.

Richie Mensah continues into the song, introducing the chorus, singing that, “This is love, you are all that I see, im even missing you when you are with me, yes this is love, its just beginning, and I will love you every day ‘til the end..ooohhhh this is love”. This is a love song. A simple but elegant love song.

As Richie Mensah sings his song, one can feel the sincerity of his words. At times it is as if he is singing to the girl on his bed, but at other times he is looking straight into the camera and it is as if he is encouraging the viewer to look into his soul and feel the love he has encountered.

After singing the chorus in the Video, Richie Mensah is seen walking down the street, dressed in all black, as if he is going to a funeral. His movement down the street is highlighted with each strike of the piano, in a very distinct way. In the following scenes, we see him on a boat with the girl we saw earlier and then we see Richie buying a red rose from an elderly man, and the redness in the rose is the only prominent color in the scene. It symbolizes love, this is love. Out of nowhere, the viewer is introduced to a scene where the girl in the video is violently struck by a car while crossing the road. Once the girl is struck down, the girl turns into a ghost figure ,disappearing as Richie sings,” Im blind but I see” and “ Im still missing you when you are with me.” She also fades as he sings about how his love is just beginning. By the time the video reaches the 3:13 mark, it is evident that the girl has died but yet his love for the girl is so great and strong. By the time the video reaches the 3:18 mark, it makes the viewer gasp for air and hold back tears. The pain that Richie is feeling as a result of losing his love( the girl) and visiting her grave, and the love that he is still feeling for her (internal) is so great that there is a break in the song as the sound from the piano dwindles down, and the only thing left to say, while touching his heart is….This. .. is..…love.

Check out Richie Mensah’s new video, THIS IS LOVE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11bp4jrBJXQ

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