Review: Malik’s ‘Better’ leaves fans wanting more

Izzy Poole
Contributing Writer

Zayn Malik of One Direction performs at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, Sunday, July 1, 2012. Photo by Robert Duyos/Sun Sentinel/MCT/Tribune News Service

“Better” by Zayn Malik is the first song and music video to be released off of his upcoming album. “Better” came out on Sept. 24, at midnight EST. 

The music video is based around the main character, Malik getting dressed up in a suite. Fans and viewers of the video have mentioned having the feeling that he was getting dressed up for a wedding or a similar event. Some fans even said they were expecting an engagement announcement to his long time girlfriend Gigi Hadid at the end of the video.

The music video is based mainly around Malik getting ready and looking out his window singing, but there are clips of what look like men listening and watching Malik. The video shows clips of men with binoculars, headphones, cameras, and radios which gives the effect the men are watching Mailk.

Director Ryan Hope did a very good job of telling a story in the two minutes and 54 seconds of the music video. Hope also was good at leaving the fans wanting more and excited for the next music video to continue the story. Fans are enthusiastic about seeing the story unfold and where and what Malik is getting ready for.

The filming of the music video was very well done too. It gives of a very calming and relaxed mood throughout the whole video. I think the colors in the video also help add to this effect. The background has lots of warm colors while Malik wears a cool color that makes him stand out while also complementing each other.

In general the music video is very pleasing to watch and to listen to. Everyone on the team and who was involved with the production did a very good job with complementing the video to the song. Fans are excited for what is to come and to see more of this story.

The music video is available on YouTube and the song is available on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, iTunes, Deezer, Pandora, Soundcloud, Tidal, Google Play, and iHeartRadio.


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