The video brilliantly uses a stack of spotlight style lighting, which adds to the feeling of isolation and scrutiny in which Taylor has found increasingly common in the age of online dating dates apps and superficial social-media relationships.
The Be Mine music video takes us on a thrilling journey through a seemingly empty Sydney cityscape, as Taylor B-W desperately searches for basic human connection in a soulless, urban world.
With a background in acting and musical performance, it’s easy to see why Taylor B-W is so natural in both visual and musical forms of expression. The video clip for Be Mine is certainly an outstanding example of her confidence and ability to express her powerful musical message through a variety of mediums, making her an exciting talent to keep on your eyes fixed on.
Taylor superbly reinvigorates the subdued app-surfer by expressing her frustration through a series of wildly original choreography which contrasts wonderfully against the lifeless and inorganic settings of her urban surrounds. Her sporadic body movement throughout the clip seems to suggest that there is some kind of invisible force taking a hold of her momentarily and then leaving her behind.
Perhaps it is Taylor’s true expression of the painful and sometimes dissatisfying love pangs of a romantically obscured modern world. She reminds us, however, of the importance of standing out and grabbing for the things you love, in a performance that is unforgivingly unrestrained. All of this, in a wonderfully ’80s Sade-esque suited fashion which awesomely echoes B-W’s vintage musical influences.
Generally, the clip gives off a low-key MJ vibe, with an often low-lit, film-noir visual essence. Weaved throughout the clip are a series of black and white stills which add to the videos edgy crime-scene imagery, while also giving it a beautifully Vogue-cover effect. The result is a range of brilliantly balanced lighting effects and visuals, which triumphantly express modern concerns through a contemporary groove.
Be Mine remains the perfect testament to the loveable and instantly recognisable cultural tropes of the ’80s, which has been a cornerstone in B-W’s distinguished musical style.
Check out the awesome clip below: