( ENSPIRE Music ) The Official Music Video for Megan Thee Stallion’s “Her” is Trending #4 for Music on YouTube
ENSPIRE Contributor: Abigail Elcock
Three days after dropping her brand new album Traumazine, Megan Thee Stallion released a new music video. The official video is for the song “Her,” one of the newly released tracks on Traumazine.
“Her” is quickly becoming the face of the Traumazine album. Megan Thee Stallion gave one of if not the first live performance of “Her” on August 12 the day Traumazine debuted. The Central Park crowd loved Megan’s contribution to Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series! Having “Her” be the first official music video released since the album drop further confirms that “Her” is one of Traumazine’s most iconic songs.
The official video, directed by Colin Tilley, is entirely in black and white. As a result, the visuals in the video—from costumes to set pieces—have sharp edges, interesting shapes, and high contrast. These visuals are paired with dynamic camera shots. The camera loves Megan in this video and follows her every move, resembling the filming style of many trending TikTok dance videos. In addition, Sean Bankhead’s choreography is confident, expressive, and sultry all at once.
Both Megan and her backup dancers bring strong energy to the screen that makes every shot captivating. Even in the shots where only Megan Thee Stallion is on screen, her presence dominates. It’s no surprise that the music video has been trending since it was released. At the time of writing this article, “Her” is trending #4 for music on YouTube.
While “Her” is the first music video since the new album drop, it is not the first Traumazine official music video. Three of the tracks in Traumazine originally debuted as singles before the album was released: “Plan B,” “Pressurelicious,” and “Sweetest Pie” featuring Dua Lipa. Of the three, both “Plan B” and “Sweetest Pie” have official music videos.
“Sweetest Pie” does not include much dancing. Director Dave Meyers had a different vision for this song. Instead, the video is filled with jaw-dropping, colorful, dramatic visuals that are constantly changing. Megan and Dua look stunning in every outfit and every bizarre setting the video puts them in. Since releasing on March 10, the video has amassed almost 50 million views on YouTube alone.
“Plan B,” on the other hand, is much more simplistic. Unlike most of Megan Thee Stallion’s other videos, it’s just her. No backup dancers. This is further emphasized by the all-black backgrounds throughout the video complimented by Megan’s all-black outfits. Directors Casey Cadwallader and John Miserendino let Megan express herself fully and make her the focal point of the video.
It’ll be interesting to see if Megan Thee Stallion plans to release music videos for any of the other tracks on Traumazine. On August 12, the day of the album drop, Megan Thee Stallion released official visualizers for all 18 tracks. These visualizers all depict Megan in an art style that seems to be anime-inspired. Each song features a looped animation that represents Megan’s feelings and the overall vibe of the song. For now, Traumazine lovers can enjoy these visualizers while they wait for Megan Thee Stallion’s next music video masterpiece.
You can watch Megan Thee Stallion’s “Her” above. Be sure to subscribe to Megan Thee Stallion on YouTube to be the first to see her next music videos. You can also follow Megan Thee Stallion on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and her official website. And if you want an autographed CD copy of Traumazine, hurry to DTLR Radio Shop so you can grab yours while supplies last!