Video Review: Nathan Dawe & Little Mix “No Time For Tears”

A 16-year-old young woman puts on her fluffy slippers. In her bedroom, posters of Little Mix and Nathan Dawe cover the wall. She washes her face in the bathroom. On her phone, she watches an Instagram video of Dawe letting people know about auditions for his new video. She dances on her bed.

Dawe sits with two judges. He clinks his glass with the thirtysomething man on the left of him. A thirtysomething woman begins to sing and Dawe writes on his notepad. A twentysomething man dances. A second twentysomething man crosses his arms as he sings. A fiftysomething woman waves her finger as she dances. Dawe laughs and shows his notes to the second thirtysomething woman sitting next to him. The 16-year-old young woman dances. Dawe nods and claps for her.

She jumps and it becomes a trophy of herself. Holding up the trophy, she smiles as confetti falls around her. On her Instagram, she posts the video and lets her followers know she’ll be in the video. She gives Dawe a high-five at the bowling alley. Sitting at the table, she dances in her seat. Dawe talks with some friends in the corner. She dances in one of the lanes while the judges bowl. Dawe and his friends raise their glasses as she finishes filming.

Rating: 5/5

The 16-year-old young woman responds some questions on her Instagram. She turns off her phone. It had been going off non-stop since the premiere. Nathan Dawe had told her life was going to change for a little bit. She had texted him, asking him if it was always so chaotic. He responded it lasts for a little bit.

She takes notes during her class. It was a year until she move to London. Through Dawe, she had met some producers. They wanted to her to make an album. Her mom told her it was moving too fast and found a lawyer. She told her mom it was just one song they want her to record.

The 16-year-old young woman sleeps on the plane. It was her third plane trip in the last month. One song turned into five. The pilot’s voice wakes her up. She opens her eyes and stretches. Her mom hands her a textbook and says she has a test to study for. The 16-year-old young woman tucks the textbook by her seat and says she’ll read it once they get to the hotel. Her mom tells her she has to read it now. They are scheduled for the studio for a good part of the day. The 16-year-old young woman yawns and reads her textbook. In two weeks, she’ll be back in school and life will go back to normal again. Her mom exclaims “oh my god!” and shows her the phone. Her new single just hit number one on the charts. Her mom says she’s going to have to notify the school. They are going to be living in London indefinitely. The 16-year-old young woman closes her book.

Director: Roscoe Year: 2021

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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 & 45 Magazine.