I hate to admit it, but I actually kind of like Jess's new song, "I Belong to Me," and I'm digging the video. The emotions look real, and I wouldn't be surprised to hear she spent a lot of the days on the set crying real tears. It's the first time in a long time I've been able to look at her as an actual person, and get a sense of the hell she's been through this year. It's a positive message, and she carries it well. Props, Jess.
Nick's isn't bad, either, although it sounds more manufactured than Jess's, and I am really, really over beach videos. Like, waves crashing? Clouds in fast-mo? Hey Nick, can you give me more generic? Oh! Sitting on a jagged rock, staring out into the water? Perfect. You forgot to intersperse it with shots of yourself sucking on a mic in a recording studio, but beyond that, genius.
And they both used muted colors. Oh, the angst.