I love music and how it influences the way we lead our lives. Beyoncé is one of the artists I listen to and I quite appreciate the artistry displayed in her music videos; which usually portray different cultural and poetic elements. Certainly, a lot more of her videos are memorable but the following are my favourite ones.
Here are a few life lessons we can learn from Beyoncé ‘s videos, especially at this time.
Party – Beyoncé ft. J. Cole
This is my TGIF song. The visuals depict being with friends and having a good time. It is important to know how to balance work and leisure and I’ve come to understand that productivity levels are higher when we give some time to play. City life can be isolating and stressful. So here’s a reminder to be socially engaged and to have a strong social support system.
Deja Vu – Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z
It’s a high-energy video with dance movements in almost every frame. Every time this song comes on, I get up to dance. If you work at a desk all day, you are predisposed to the detrimental effects of being sedentary. In fact, There’s a strong correlation between length of life and physical activity. So whenever a high-tempo song like Deja Vu comes up, make sure you have a dance.
Upgrade U – Beyoncé Ft. Jay-Z:
This song actually hints at gender equality and that’s why I love it. One of the strong points mentioned in Upgrade U is that women are capable of leading their own lives and that basically, they can make men better if they team up; because two is always better than one.
Lose My Breath – Beyoncé In Destiny’s Child
You know a song is that good if it’s also on Michelle Obama’s workout playlist. While the song is about men who can’t keep up with women (sips tea), the visuals depict two versions of Destiny’s Child trying to out dance themselves. So it’s a reminder that in life, you should be your fiercest competitor. You should set the standard.
Partition is a sexually provocative video so it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. For me, I just love how the music beats sync with Beyoncé’s movements in the video (which is characteristic of her anyways). But it also highlights the fact that women can be sensual and liberated in that sense. Feeling sexy and having desires does not make you evil. it makes you human.
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