"Finesse" is A Bop
It is 14:43 on a Monday afternoon, and I have just watched the "Finesse" video for the first time.
I can't believe it's been 12 days since the song exploded onto our timelines, leaving us with fun gifs and a good dose of In Living Color nostalgia.
How have I managed to steer clear of the video for so long, even though it features the inimitable Cardi B? Simple: I try as far as possible to avoid anything involving Bruno Mars.
I don't dislike him. It's just that, between the song he did with B.o.B all those years ago and the recent album 24K Magic , I haven't been sure who exactly he was making music for. I didn't feel I was the target audience. But that's a topic for another day.
This version of "Finesse" is (according to the internet, because it's not like I own the album) a remix of the original on 24K Magic. The video is dripping in 90s nostalgia (the aesthetic du jour), and the song is definitely what we would call "a bop".
It's really good! I'm glad I gave it a chance.
The choreography is lots of fun, and Cardi B's earrings are to die for.
Bonus points for the fact that it was filmed at the actual In Living Color studios!
Expect to see me singing "we out here drippin' in finesse/ it don't make no sense" in a living room (or at a low-key) party near you.