During Wednesday evening Niall Horan took to Twitter to announce the revelation of the accompanying music video for his third single ‘Too Much To Ask’ set to be on the track listing for Horan’s October record release ‘Flicker’. The visuals of the 15-second teaser snippet depict Horan being a true commuter gracing the escalators presumable traveling to the tube cutting to an intense shadowy scene of Niall alone in a room. But alas the entire music video was set live at 5 o’clock and here are my immediate thoughts, review, and reaction to the ‘Too Much To Ask’ video for the very first time.
Opening up the music video to a somber and dusky naturally lit bedroom with this description of the scene correlating with Horan’s obviously expressed emotions in the narrative of the song with the line that exposes Niall at his loneliest moment with the lyrics ‘waiting here for someone’ aiding to illustrate emptiness, isolated and sorrowful sentiments, giving the words of the track a whole new dimension.
Being a true Londoner Niall has become over the last handful of years the video reveals Horan traveling down a set of escalators coming across as the rights commuter especially judging by his Instagram tube photographs in the past leading him onto the underground. What follows up next is one of the most powerful scenes in the entire ‘Too Much To Ask’ production again with a running theme of the music video doing justice to the song which saw the tube segment show a solo Niall onlooking at a couple which is the ultimate summary of the song. Niall’s feeling of longing, lust and lost.
Trying to conceal his hurt and resume to his ordinary life regardless of the ex-significant other playing on his heartstrings, we see Niall in his fourth home excluding his actual house and One Direction not to mention when Niall has jamming sessions in the studio which is the scene that follows from this one which is Horan with his mates down the pub which can be a thing that could arguably contradict the songs moral. Even though as the song suggests ‘My heart is hoping you’ll walk right in tonight’ suggest the missing and holding onto moments of an individual, this scene right here demonstrates that even in the hardest of times your support network of friends are on hand to lift your spirits always.
With the video drawing to a close in an outside environment both on a rooftop and on the street which could be secret code for that Niall has embarked on the journey to scout for his long lost lover, however, the music video for ‘Too Much To Ask’ leaves you identifying with the hurt and emotional version of Niall digging up experiences you have had in the subject field of the song.
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