By JJ Disco
Available now, the music video for ‘Double Dutch’ is a Rococo dream dipped in modern grit that fully allows Charmaine to charm the viewers with her electric personality and addictive flow. With plenty of style and clever lyrics to boot, Charmaine turns a self rap battle into a boiling pot of references and representation.
As the fourth track on her debut EP Hood Avant-Garde, Double Dutch is a perfect introduction track to the artist. It’s bold, conceptual, and hides a hidden message of empowerment for fans: “I want them to understand that the only competition they have in life is themselves, and you should always do your best to outdo yourself.” The music video presents Charmaine as two distinct characters who interact through a painting in the studio, which provides a nice cutaway comparison that is thoroughly entertaining.
Charmaine’s debut has stamped her mark on the music industry, gaining over three million streams of her EP. This music video further shows her as a talented and intelligent artist with a clear vision and critical praise to back this up.
Overall, Double Dutch is an electric track, matched by the visual accompaniment in character, stylization, and edge. The video delivers everything an audience could want whilst remain distinctly Charmaine. It is a testament to her awareness and self-presentation that cannot be ignored.