Video Review: Joss Stone “Don’t Cha Wanna Ride”

In Santa Monica, California, Joss Stone leans against her canary yellow floral print Volkswagen Beetle. She bites on her sunglasses. She drives along the Pacific Coast Highway. Animated flowers pop out from the car.

She snaps her fingers as she listens to music. She stops at the Santa Monica Pier and looks at the beach. On the beach, she and her band perform. She walks on the boardwalk. She laughs as she leans against her car.

Rating: 2/5

The painter asks Joss Stone if she wants to see her car. She puts her hands over her mouth and squeals as she sees the flower paintings on the driver’s side of the car. She bends down and exclaims that it’s really detailed. He tells her to bring it back if it starts to fade.

She pulls out of the parking lot and heads for the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s her first new car. The custom detailing set her back a couple extra thousand, though. She had the specific design in mind and had long discussions with the painters regarding their style. Her mom had told her she was overthinking it and to stop giving the guys at the auto repair shop a hard time. She said she wanted to make sure the person knew what they were doing.

At the Santa Monica Pier, she meets up with her band. She and her background singers take a ride on the Ferris Wheel before the show. Afterwards, they go out to dinner at Bubba Gubba Shrimp. She says she has to go to the Oatman Rockshop and pick up some things for her car. One of her background singers suggests going to see some live music. She and her band dance to the singer performing at the bar. After the performance, she gives the guitarist her card and asks him if he would go for a drive and see the beach. He takes her hand and she tells her friends not to wait up.

Director: Wayne Isham Year: 2005

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.

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