Here on “The One Music K.O. Round,” I shall be providing in-depth reviews of music videos to determine whether they’re a “Knockout” (really good), a “Letdown” (disappointing), or anything in between. As I am also an avid sports fan, I shall be using boxing terms to give my verdict on a music video’s overall appeal and impact.
We’re just less than two weeks away from the much-awaited concert of Alden Richards entitled #AldenUpsurge happening on May 27 at the Kia Theater. But did you know that after just three days since the tickets for his concert were made available last March, they’re already sold out! That’s why for this week’s edition of “The One Music K.O. Round,” I thought it would be great to feature a music video by Alden, and I think there’s no better choice than “Wish I May” from the award-winning album of the same name. Without further ado, let’s ring the bell, and find out if the music video will get a K.O.!
Watch the music video of “Wish I May” in the YouTube video below.
I have to admit, I was pessimistic about the music video of “Wish I May” when I started watching it. I told myself, why would a guy set up a tent outside of a probably adequately warmed home on a cold winter night? I said only a mad man would do such a thing. As it turned out, that’s exactly what’s going on because Alden’s character is apparently madly in love with someone far away from him. And I thought that was amusing to watch to say the least because it clearly sets the tone for what’s to come in the rest of the music video.
While the production of the “Wish I May” music video is quite simple and dare I say cheesy with Alden seemingly courting the audience with his charm and written pick-up lines made popular by AlDub, I have to say that it works. Most audio-visual productions with a rom-com vibe tend to try too hard, but I thought this particular one didn’t take that route, and I found that commendable.
What’s more, the music video clearly utilized its biggest advantage, and it’s no other than Alden’ presence itself. He was pretty much present all throughout “Wish I May,” and I’m sure millions of AlDub supporters wouldn’t mind that. In addition, the ending was kind of sweet and smart in my opinion because while Maine Mendoza a.k.a. Yaya Dub wasn’t around, her spirit was very much in the music video. I’d have to say that while the music video and the song itself will inevitably get their fair share of criticisms, I think “Wish I May” serves its market very well.
True enough, the music video of “Wish I May” is not the greatest production you would ever see. But at the very least, it doesn’t pretend to be one. While it may not win the hearts non-AlDub fans, I think it won’t disappoint or annoy them too like in my case. In fact, I had no problem at all watching the music video a couple of times, and that’s not bad at all. As such, I think it would be fair to hand out a “Split Decision” verdict for “Wish I May’s” music video. It’s not a spectacle, but it gets the job done.
Do you agree with my verdict? What are your thoughts on the music video? Leave a comment below!
It may seem that Karlos is out of place in One Music PH because he’s someone who can’t live without sports. Until of course, he realized that he is equally passionate with music as well. He may not admit it just yet, but Karlos loves Davie Bowie very much. Oh, and he runs a barbershop too.