The Director’s Chair: Breaking Down Ne-Yo’s ‘Part Of The List’

Once again it's on. It's your boy Mac coming to you from The Director's Chair. Today I am going to be breaking down Ne-Yo's latest music video "Part Of The List." This video is a perfect example of how flashing lights and special effects are not needed to make a great visual.

Directed by Taj, here we see Ne-Yo in his most vulnerable state. He is visiting overseas and sees his ex in a record store. They exchange pleasantries then she tells him that she is engaged and introduces him to her finance. This leads to Ne-Yo reminisce about his old love. They spend some quality time together catching up and the old feelings start to resurface. Simple concept, right? But the beauty of it is Taj's attention to detail. Here he decides to connect the storyline from Ne-Yo's last video "Mad" with the storyline here making this video a prequel of sorts. His current girlfriend reads the text that the woman
sends him, which reads "Baby last night was fun," and that leads to their big argument which ends with Ne-Yo storming out and getting hit by a car.

"Part Of The List" is a visual masterpiece that was shot on location in Prague, Czech Republic. Whatever you do make sure you add this video to the part of the list for R&B music video of the year.

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4 Responses

  1. This was a great video. What is the name of the leading lady? She is gorgeous.

  2. I love this video. Neyo looks so sexy! I never caught that this video and Mad were connected. Thanks for pointing that out Mac and great job directing Taj. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  3. I Love the connection from the last video to now. im hopin that he makes a video for Fade into the Background!!!!

  4. This is a great read. I look forward to hearing more from you Mac.