Video: Javiera Mena - "Primera Estrella"


Did we get over it yet? No. Mena is still the pop reference that we play in its entirety at least once a week. It must be tough to pick a single when you have a full-caliber album filled with potential hits from the first track to the last one, so it’s best you go with the catchiest number. In this case, it's “Primera Estrella.” Earlier this year, an unofficial version of the video, starring Mena in an exploratory journey to the woods, was uploaded to Vimeo. In it, a couple of extraterrestrial silver-skinned, look-alike individuals searching for the protagonist employ tarot cards to get rid of her buddies, expose her hidden identity, and get her back home with them in an aesthetically inspired Blair Witch Project meets Equinox kind of scenario. The sci-fi influenced clip was premiered in April at Madrid’s Planetario, an ideal venue for the song’s astral nature.

After a long wait of almost four months, director Julia Bande unleashes the definitive version of “Primera Estrella,” a clip that finds the Chilean royal in her most diva-esque performance yet. The video doesn’t get too complicated; it mostly features medium shots of Javiera singing in front of a window that illuminates a white room with a very simple visual composition (some marble animal sculptures to the sides and long stairs in the background), while the popstress shows her best dance moves, along with some wardrobe changes and different hairstyles. Spectral images of two guys with instruments occasionally show up beside her. A few simple visual effects are also utilized, like the division of the screen as a mirror or a delay that multiplies the singer’s body like an echo. We get wonderful extreme close ups of Javiera’s gorgeous eyes frequently, and there’s an unforgettable shot in which she passes an elegantly gloved hand in front of her face, while the song reaches that airy, wind-blowing sound effect. This is a classic Javiera Mena moment, an overwhelming frame of a visionary’s sight.

10 comments :

TickyLaCubanita said...

The unofficial video is waaaaaaay better.

What's up with Javiera's videos from Mena? her debut album's videos were so good. This and "Hasta la Verdad" look so cheap and cataloguesque.

Pierre Lestruhaut said...

I agree 100% with TickyLaCubanita

Jean-Stephane Beriot said...

Love Javi, but yeah, I will pretend the unofficial video is the official video.

Like seriously, where's the AL SIGUIENTE NIVEL awesomeness or the intriguing lesbian intricacy of ESQUEMAS JUVENILES.

But yeah, Coyotzi is right about her eyes. Pretty.

fran983 said...

I want a Javiera Mena video directed by CANADA, yeah!

Monica Di Francesco said...

no way

DanielFlamencoOz said...

I'd actually like her to do a video for one of her ballads... "Audifono" perhaps?

DanielFlamencoOz said...

Oh, PS: I bought the picture vinyl LP of Mena from ClubSocial in Spain and it appears to be a slightly remixed album from the original version that was released. It actually sounds better!!! For example, Ahondar En Ti always felt out of place when I first heard it but they have slightly remixed it to use more electronic instruments and it sounds great while keeping the tempo and melody intact, it's a much better song for it and it fits the album better now as well. Just thought i'd give you a heads up that there seems to have been a remixed version of this album made at some point.

bekipower said...

mas bonito este video...el estilismo de Javiera está genial.

1320 said...

Super bonito!!!
Para una de las canciones más emotivas de Mena.

I just called to say I love you said...

Que hagan Luz de Piedra y que salga Lido Pimienta, las dos en el video seria the fucking best of the fucking bestest!

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