Music Video: Normani – “Motivation”

Music Video: Normani – “Motivation”

The time has come. Normani has dropped the first single from her solo debut album, and it is an homage to all things early-to-mid 2000s.

First of all, the fact that it is called “Motivation” will have you thinking about Kelly Rowland, but that is not the only Child of Destiny that this will remind you of. The cropped tank top and blue jeans (as well as the hair flip) is so very “Crazy in Love,” and as a matter of fact, the song’s beat is very similar to “Check on It.” If the message isn’t clear, Normani grew up on Destiny’s Child.

The airbrushed outfits and neighborhood dance scenes will have you thinking you were watching 106 & Park in 2005, and fittingly, the video begins with a young Normani dreaming of her video being introduced on the show by Terrence J.

Overall, the song isn’t bad. Not amazing, but good enough to be replayed, and certainly better than a lot of the songs she has put out in the last year. Watch the video below.

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