Video Review: Stephen Puth “Look Away”

In black-and-white, Stephen Puth walks along the shoulder of the road. He sits on the bed of in the motel room. As he walks on the shoulder, he watches a convertible drive by on the other side of the road. He sings as he drives.

In color, his girlfriend glances at him as she sits in the car with her feet on the dashboard. She stands by the bathroom door, wearing a robe and black lingerie.

Back in black-and-white, he pulls the curtain and looks out the window.

In color, she touches his shoulder as she sits on the bed with him.

Back in black-and-white, he sits at the booth at the diner. Behind him, she turns around on the screen.

In color, she glances at the window as they sit in the booth together. They both stand in the desert by themselves. He leans against his car. She rests her head on his shoulder. As the lights flash, he stands in the lime green lit phone booth, making a phone. She dances on the hood of the car.

Back in black-and-white, he pauses at the stables and sees her waiting. He walks away.

Rating: 2/5

She had called out “wait” to Stephen Puth and caught up to him as he continued to walk in the desert. He tells her he changed his mind and wants to be left alone. She tilts her head and says she understands. However, they’ve been a part of each other’s lives for almost a decade and should at least try to be friends. Puth says it’s something he can’t do right now.

He drives back to the motel. It was the one they stayed in as they tried to make their relationship work. She had bought new lingerie and danced half-heartedly around the room. He had no desire to touch her. She had sat beside him on the bed and read a book. He turned on the television and watched sitcoms until they fell asleep.

Checking out of the motel, he picks up some brochures for some local attractions. In his car, he inputs the address of a tacky tourist attraction and drives to it. He wasn’t excited about seeing it. However, it would take his mind off everything.

Director: N/A 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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