What was the premise of it? While it was not a particularly elaborate metaphor, the “Glee” star did raise a pretty important question: Is this the perfect New Year’s song of 2014? Everyone symbolically likes to view the new year as a new start, and there may be something very serendipitous about it. It was a smart move for Lea to release the video early in the year, when so many people are contemplating the idea of a fresh start. Of course, you can feel that message even more when it comes to her life, and the sort of 2013 that she had.
The video starts out with Lea sitting in what looks to be a dark and abandoned house, but over the course of the song, the light eventually starts to shine through, and she is surrounded by all sorts of brilliant flares in all directions. She can once again see what lies on the other side, and she seems to revel in it.
Do we still have some confusion over the cannonball metaphor? Sure, at least in that a cannonball does eventually fall and destroys everything it lands on. But at the same time, we also relate to the sort of power and strength that Lea is trying to refer to with this, and it’s hard to really think of a few other words that would have fit into the syncopation of the song as it is presently designed.
Now that the video is out, the biggest test that remains will be seeing if it ends up getting played on the radio.
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