Timber by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
Add to a classical cowboy theme the smooth voice of Pittbull, as well as the pop-rock style of Ke$ha and the result will be simply unforgettable. Once you hear the first lines of ‘Timber’, you will hum it all day long. It’s optimistic and joyful, perfect for surpassing a busy day wherever you are. Since summer holiday is approaching, the walks on the beach and the clear water of the ocean will surely make you plan your vacation.
If Pitbull wanted to create another Christina Aguilera, in order to repeat the success obtained with ‘Feel This Moment’, probably he managed. Ironically, Ke$ha wasn’t Pitbull’s first choice for this song, it was Rihanna who declined the offer, since she was recording along with Shakira the lead single ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’. Ke$ha in ‘Timber’ reminds us so much of Christina Aguilera: long blond strands, piercing look and a sensual style of dancing.
But Ke$ha is different, half of her hair is dyed in blue strands, besides the generous black mascara, highlighting her eyes, she promises to be frightening, displaying long black nails, ready to attack. Pitbull chose a more quite attitude, he is shown enjoying spending time with a beautiful woman on the beach and diving to greet sharks.
‘Timber’ was released in October 2013, promoted by an extended play of Pitbull, ‘Meltdown’. If its rhythm seems familiar to you, you aren’t wrong. The famous rapper decided to revamp few fragments of an old song created by Lee Oskar, recognized for his ability on playing harmonica. In order to preserve the same magic of ‘San Francisco Bay’, Pitbull asked Paul Harrington to play harmonic during the song, for a more realistic appearance to the western background. Another interesting detail about the video is that it’s made of two different parts, each artist shooting his/her scenes in different locations and moments, but the director managed to create a very realistic impression of continuity.
Ke$ha shot her part on a bar house, accompanied by The Bloody Jug Band, performing the western dance, while Pitbull with Raffaella Modugno, the beautiful woman dancing with him, shot their scenes in Bahamas.
The prodigious rapper seems to have become addicted to one director’s vision. Most of his successful videos were directed by David Rousseau, an American-Venezuelan artist who is determined to invent another story for each artist and song he is asked to take responsibility. He created for Pitbull ‘Rain Over Me’, ‘Give Me Everything’, ‘International Love’ or ‘Feel This Moment’. Lil Wayne, Enrique Iglesias, Drake or Marc Anthony also chose David Rousseau to be the director of their videos.