She Looks So Perfect by 5 Seconds Of Summer
5 Seconds of Summer isn’t the name of a song, as expected, but the name of an Australian pop-rock band, willing to make history. The teenagers have already released in February 2014 their first album, self-titled “5 Seconds of Summer”, the hit “She Looks So Perfect” being one of the most appreciated releases.
“She Looks So Perfect” was launched firstly in Australia in February, one month later being played by the most of European radios. It was written by the members of the band, with the help of Eric Valentine and Jake Sinclair, also its producers. The song is followed by “Don’t Stop” and “Amnesia”, probably the last releases of the current album.
The song that made 5 Seconds of Summer famous is a mixture of styles, fans can recognize easily the influence of Green Day and Blink-182. The members of the band sing in a neighborhood, where laundry can be seen on the wires, which is a typical image for suburbs. Common people with routines are displayed, such as a cooker or a cashier in a supermarket, who break away thanks to the music.
“She Looks So Perfect” isn’t precisely a song dedicated to a particular woman, but to every person who has forgotten how beautiful she/he is on the inside. Leaving behind any clothes is no hazardous action, in fact a cloth is the metaphor of social constraints. Dancing undressed is only a form of expressing your own freedom. Clothes fly, covering the members of the band, who are also requested to do the same thing.
Since it’s a video created for teenagers and young audience, “She Looks So Perfect” includes several funny moments, such as the policeman starting to dance and finally, getting undressed or the teacher unable to control his high school students, dancing in their underwear. In the end of the video, the viewers are left with a dilemma: did the members of the band get undressed, as expected or not?
The video of “She Looks So Perfect” was launched in February 2014. It was directed by Frank Borin, mostly known for documentaries and advertisements created for Microsoft. In music industry, the Californian director was responsible for few unconventional videos, including Angel Haze (“Battlecry”), The Wanted (“Show Me Love”) or Hurts (“Somebody To Die For”). In the case of 5 Seconds of Summer, his appetite for originality is obvious in the way all characters get undressed and start dancing, including old ladies or overweight people.