The video for “About A Girl,” the Sugababes’ first single since founding member Keisha Buchanan was shown the Suga-door two and a half weeks ago, has debuted, and hey—it’s not just shots of the girls dancing around in the American desert! Instead, it has a very threadbare, curiously subtitled, girls-overcoming-their-femininity plot that allows new member Jade Ewen to show off her acting ability, and possibly her dexterity as far as performing stunts (the fast-whipping hair extensions made me wonder if a double was being used; repeat viewings proved inconclusive). Clip after the jump.
Something tells me that this video is not going to make the people who were worried about the group’s latest lineup shift any more soothed than they were two days ago, especially with the overwhelming awkwardness that takes over the screen when the ‘Babes line up to slap each others’ rumps. Oh, oh, aiiiieeee, indeed.
(Also, it is hard for me to think of the concept “vigilante-justice girl group dancing in the desert” and not think of “Say You’ll Be There.” What can I say, I’m a loyalist.)
Sugababes – About a Girl [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] [Dailymotion]
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