On Tuesday night, Camila Cabello took home four awards at the American Music Awards and delivered a stunning and emotional performance of her new single “Consequences (Orchestra).” Dropping the video just a few hours later, Cabello is once again proving to be at the top of her game, releasing a video that captures the joy of falling in love and the crushing heartbreak that follows when the relationship ends.
Reuniting with “Havana” director Dave Meyers, the new video stars Dylan Sprouse as Cabello’s love interest. The singer walks around a park while memories of the couple’s good and bad times swirl around her, showing the pair falling in and out of love.
The concept was written by Meyers and Cabello, with Cabello sharing the inspiration for the visuals on her Instagram. “My videos are pretty much what the inside of my brain looks like. This is what it looked like in my brain while I was trying to move on,” writes Cabello, who also thanked Sprouse for “being amazing.”
Cabello’s “Consequences (Orchestra)” combines the cinematic grandness of “Havana” while infusing the emotional rawness of her first solo music video “I Have Questions.” Not only does the video line itself up to be one of the best in Cabello’s career, it also reminded us of some of our other favourite videos, films, and TV shows. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?
The main connector of the video is Cabello wandering around a park love sick.
We’ve seen this combination of heartbreak, great wool coats and the outdoors with Adele in “Someone Like You.” If you’re going to draw inspiration, go with the best.
Before that, it was Sinead O’Connor in “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Sad people love parks.
To show the passing of time, the video goes through four seasons.
Very Notting Hill of them. Camila is just a girl, standing in front of a ghost of Dylan Sprouse, asking why he was such a jerk.
The first season in the video for “Consequences (Orchestra)” is fall.
It looks very familiar. We’ll have what she’s having.
Not only does the video give off When Harry Met Sally vibes, it also gives off vibes of any scene from any TV show or movie that has ever taken place in New York’s Central Park.
Ditto on movies that include dancing in the sky.
Like La La Land.
Also, music videos that include dancing in the sky, like Harry Styles “Sign of the Times.”
But if there’s one thing that “Consequences (Orchestra)” really reminded us, it’s that we need to phone…