|Vietnamese singer Mỹ Tâm’s music video (MV) Đâu Chỉ Riêng Em (Not Only Me) reached over one million views and become one of the most trending clips on YouTube after just one day of its official release on July 17. — Photo vtv.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Renowned Vietnamese singer Mỹ Tâm’s music video (MV) Đâu Chỉ Riêng Em (Not Only Me) reached over one million views and become one of the most trending clips on YouTube after just one day of its official release on July 17.
Although no trailer of the MV was released as a teaser beforehand, it was enthusiastically welcomed by the singer’s fans and its title was among the most searched words of the day on Google.
The high number of views of the video are due to the singer’s huge fan base and because other well-known Vietnamese artists shared the MV on their personal pages. The MV also attracted many listeners curious about Mỹ Tâm’s latest song, since she has not released any new video for a long time.
The singer’s emotional expressions also contributed to the high views.
Written by hit-maker and composer Khắc Hưng, Đâu Chỉ Riêng Em is a story about a girl who suffers silently when her boyfriend has relationship with another girl. She keeps silent, observing and saying nothing until she cannot stand it anymore and bursts into tears in despair. She finally understands that she must end the relationship not just for herself but also for others, and therefore puts an end to the sad love story.
“The MV has basic colours and is filmed with just one close-up shot,” Mỹ Tâm wrote on her YouTube channel.
“It only has one scene of me sitting at one place and performing solo in front of a black background. Although all its details appear basic, it was not easily to film. Since there was only one close-up filming angle, I had to figure out how to express the struggle within in a profound manner. Even the crying scene had to be performed naturally and truthfully.”
Phan Thị Mỹ Tâm, born in 1981, best known simply as Mỹ Tâm, is Việt Nam’s No 1 pop star. She has achieved fame with popular songs such as as Hoạ My Tóc Nâu, Hát Với Dòng Sông, Ước Gì and Giấc Mơ Tình Yêu. She has won many local and international awards, including Best Asian Artist at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2012. — VNS