Video Review: The Chainsmokers, Illenium, & Lennon Stella “Takeaway”

A helicopter flies over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The Statue of Liberty stands in view as Drew sits in his seat in the helicopter. Alex sits in the backseat of the car as it drives through the city. Illenium walks on the subway platform.

Lennon Stella stands on top of the Vessel.

Illenium rides the escalator. Alex gets out of the car. The helicopter lands and Drew closes the door as he stands on the helipad. Illenium walks into the center of the Vessel and looks up to the top. Alex runs up the stairs. Drew holds onto the railing as he walks up the stairs.

Stella walks to the elevator. She glances at Drew and Alex running up the stairs as the elevator heads back to the first floor.

Drew, Alex and Illenium reach the top level as Stella opens the door of the helicopter.

Rating: 4/5

Staring at the ground below, Lennon Stella sees couples holding hands and taking pictures by the landmarks. She wishes she could be in love like that. Three men currently cared about her. She should’ve responded to their texts or called them. However, she believed they deserved better. She was an emotional mess. There was so much they didn’t know.

But they knew her, even though she tried to hide from them. While at The Vessel, she sees them through the crowd. Drew loved her. Alex had become a best friend to her. Ilenium was a close friend. They meant so much to her. She wanted to tell them she wanted to be in love and see the world. She wanted to spill each one of her secrets and cry in their arms. However, she had to give a part of herself up and she couldn’t do it.

As she boards the helicopter alone, the pilot asks her if Drew was with her. She says it’s just her. From the helipad, she sees Drew waving to her. Drew was going to find the right woman someday. The woman would be able to love him without holding back. She was okay being alone. It was the way it was always meant to be.

Director: ThatOneBlondKid Year: 2019


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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