Review: Jenna DeVries Gives a Show-Stopping Performance in New Music Video "Rhinestone Cowgirl"
Jenna DeVries shows grit and grace in all her songs. Her ability to blend elements of country, pop, and rock creates music that everyone can connect with, and with each new single we see a new and exciting side to Jenna. In her latest single, “Rhinestone Cowgirl,” released July 21st, Jenna reveals her sassy, spunky side as she tells a dangerous love story.
Beginning with a light synth sound, a quick cut out, followed by a fast beat, Jenna sets the scene for her dramatic storytelling. Simple instrumentation allows attention to go to Jenna’s intense vocals. Jenna carefully describes a mysterious woman with the lyrics, “You can see her there, long dark hair/With her cigarette eyes burning deep in your mind.” She explains, this woman is dangerous, but she has to let her shine. Intensity builds to the chorus as Jenna reveals who this woman is, belting, “My rhinestone cowgirl.” The mysterious woman is Jenna herself, a divinely feminine powerhouse.
The music video brings the story to life. The verses are sung by a country-western, masculine Jenna, in low lighting. She narrates the story, drawing listeners in with a classic red-curtained stage in the background. Leading into the first chorus, the camera shot flashes a black screen followed by a quick zoom out to reveal the magnificent star of the show, the rhinestone cowgirl. With bright lights, Jenna is centerstage in an extravagant, beautifully bejeweled body-suit, complete with a pink cowgirl hat, and platinum hair. Her blue eyes shine through her fierce cat eye, putting viewers in a trance. She is feminine, sexy, and powerful.
Jenna shares, “Rhinestone Cowgirl is the ultimate sapphic love story - it tells the tale of the kind of love that feels dangerous. It was the perfect opportunity to create this small fantasy world that allowed me to play with the idea of gender expression. Love is love - no matter how people identify or look, I believe there is a unique and beautiful love story out there for all of us.”
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