Shaè Universe has released the new visuals for her single “No Stallin’” and it is one of a few music videos which has kept my attention throughout in a long time.
The visuals took me straight into that American 90s aesthetic, each shot is captivating matching the smoothness of Shaè’s voice.
The single was originally released in 2018 and takes me back to a time where I would play RnB singers such as Jhene Aiko, Summer Walker and Tink when they first came out. Shaè Universe adds a modern bounce and with such a soothing yet powerful voice you can’t help but press rewind once the song ends.
The song is filled with love, “When you call ain’t no stallin” which I know all of us have been through. Shaè in both the lyrics and visuals shows the true emotions when it comes to love from “no fugazi” to having what someone needs and I can bet as soon as this quarantine is over, this is the song you play for your love to set the mood for the evening. The low tones, candle lit dining setting and silk dress which Shaè wears definitely reflects my vision of a perfect romantic night with the person who’s ‘Love is like honey’.
From Shaè’s outfit choices, to her hair and makeup she looks stunning alongside her love interest, who fits perfectly into the narrative. She sings about her love making her self care and with her having braids, I feel like this was a powerful statement and in a way reflecting one of the hugest movements right now, movies such as Queen & Slim and many others, also reflect that.
“The styling and feel of the whole video definitely give me Queen and Slim vibes. That wasn’t the initial intention but it turned out to be a beautiful representation of black love, infused with high fashion and afrocentric undertones. The perfect mix.” Said the Nigerian-born songstress.
I like the details such as the dancers, which give a light feel contrast to the darker tones. The fact that she has some girlfriends in the car with her probably encouraging her to not stall when that call comes even more and having others also makes the love which the viewers are shown more real. There is also shot where she is in the same position as her singing solo shots however her love interest is in the drivers seat. The directors Adele and Chris Fowles do not miss a beat.
The visuals have set the tone for Shaè Universe and I am excited for what she has next in store for us.