After a rough couple of months that saw this American Idol winner battling folks over Instagram comments, Fantasia is finally back to focusing on her music by releasing the fab video for “Lose To Win,” off her upcoming Side Effects of You album. On her Great Gatsby ish, Fanny deals with the stress of a less than faithful lover who she can’t seem to let go of as she dresses in pearls, extravagant (looking) jewels, furs, a chick short wig with blunt bangs and more roaring twenties and thirties looks.
The song itself has some really good lyrics (Have you ever needed someone so bad?/But he ain’t willing to make it last/Sometimes you gotta lose to win again) and as a whole, it’s not bad–even if it the beat does remind me of a Tina Turner track circa the early ’90s. But then again, songs that pay homage to sounds from the past seem to be getting a lot of love, so do your thing Fantasia! This could definitely be a winner on the radio, and while I do enjoy the song, I’m ready to hear some more upbeat fun tracks from Fanny (dare I say that I loved “Hood Boy”?) because her music can sometimes come off a little gloomy this-woman-is-scorned like, but either way, I’m down. Let us know what you think of the video below!