Video Review: NOTD, Felix Jaehn, Georgia Ku & Captain Cuts “So Close”

In Tokyo, a young man, wearing a suit, stares at his phone while he walks to the office. A young woman, in a business suit, walks up the steps and onto another street. She bumps into the young man. They circle one another. The young man starts to dance and holds out his hand. She dances and takes his hand. They run.

Wearing hoodies and jeans, they dance in two different streets. He watches as she walks away. He chases her down and she turns around. They hold hands and  he gives her a hug. She dances by herself at a store at night.

They dance by parking structure. He performs by himself at a restaurant at night. She walks past a deli and takes his hand as she runs into him at the crosswalk. They dance on the escalator. He puts his arm on her shoulder as they stand in the street. They stare into one another’s eyes.

Wearing professional office attire, they continue to hold hands and stare into one another’s eyes

Rating: 3.5/5

The young woman types an email as she walks to work. She informs her team of a meeting scheduled later for the day and advises them their feedback is required. As she approaches the steps, she looks up from her phone. A few weeks ago, she tripped on one of the steps and hurt her foot. She had to call in to work. Her boss even told her to go home as he watched her limp down the hallway. At home, she didn’t know what to do. She couldn’t wait to get back to work.

The young man plays a game on his phone. He always seems to be on the verge of beating a level right before he gets to the office. Sometimes he pauses in the street and several cars honk at him to move. While he types out reports and works on spreadsheets, he’ll play his game to break the monotony. Although he has a crush on a young woman at his job, he doesn’t know what to say to her.

The young woman bumps into the  young man. She apologizes and says she wasn’t paying attention. He tells her it’s fine. They smile at one another. The young man gulps, thinking of what to say. He gives her his hand. She takes it and they run to the arcade. As she plays a game with him, she tells him she hasn’t done this since she was a kid. He says he’s here all the time. It helps him to relax. He calls into work. She thinks it over. She could leave but she would wonder about the young man all day. She types a text to her boss, saying she won’t be in for the rest of the day.

They discover they both love music. They send each other recommendations and talk about the choreography they created for their favorite childhood songs. She plans vacation days and goes to concerts. He realized he wants to do well at his job. She takes him out to the bar to celebrate his promotion.

Director: Miles & AJ Year: 2018

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 and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.

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