Update: Not unexpectedly, the original video has been pulled..
Update: Official VEVO video:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1ed3bSjqSI]
Fast Focus TV, a distributor of Frequency and interstitial material for PBS, posted their version of the video for “Free” where it was quickly found. The official video has yet to release. In the meantime, enjoy as long as it stays up. Shot at the pink icon Cadillac Jacks, it is, as expected, a retro throwback but also happily creates a story with imagery that gives life to the lyrics.
Step back to a vintage era with Haley Reinhart as she contemplates the age old question – is it best to stay or break free? Watch Haley travel through her broken relationship and find the courage to make a choice.
The original video was removed by the user.
The following is a (lower quality) bootleg copy found on youtube. Another bootleg at DirectLyrics. Don’t watch if you want to wait for an “official” version.
Some of the imagery folks (luvnhugs4u) have pointed out is her going in circles with her co-star going in the same direction at times, others in the opposite with different objects in hand. Another little image: the two in a car not going anywhere.
After reading the background (below) on Fast Focus TV, you have to ask the question: Are they going to market Haley as an “artist”?
Fast Focus Media, LLC delivers the highest quality HD documentaries, short programs and series for broadcast television networks such as PBS and ESPN. Our YouTube channel delivers 2 million viewers monthly. Fast Focus short programs are distributed to 350 public television member stations throughout the US and internationally and have been acclaimed by both the press and television stations.
LEADER IN MUSIC PROGRAMMING
Our music video profiles are legendary, showcasing the world’s greatest musicians and emerging artists such as, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, BB King, ColdPlay, Ben Harper, Corinne Bailey Rae and Alana Grace.
SUPPORTER OF GLOBAL ISSUES
The producers of Fast Focus have been producing award-winning programs for PBS that demonstrates our involvement with social, environmental and humanitarian causes for more than 15 years. Our shows have focused on topics from feeding the hungry to finding a cure for disease.
SUPPORTER OF THE ARTS
Fast Focus has a reputation for producing and promoting programs on the arts. We always seek to give young filmmakers, artists, musicians, dancers, comedians and others the opportunity to shine through our worldwide television and web audience. We have featured works from photographer Annie Leibovitz to the Music of Tchaikovsky.
“Free” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is also highlighted on Fast Focus TV’s home page.
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Haley Reinhart indicates who’s boss in the music video for her latest single ’Free‘ as she shows how to break up with a guy in style.
Haley rose to fame after coming third place in Season 10 of American Idol. As well as having lots of attitude in this video, she also proves to be quite a style icon, with many retro costume changes throughout.
Check out the video below! Does anyone else think she has a shocking resemblance to Sandy from Grease around 1:15?!
Simple, but cute MV! Ms Reinhart looked amazing in all those retro outfits (especially in the red shorts one!). The jazzy, bluesy “Free” serves as the first single from Haley’s upcoming debut album “Listen Up!”, due in on May 22 via 19 Entertainment/Interscope.
The single was produced by Busbee, and while her voice shines, I don’t think it positions Reinhart well in the current market and its certainly not single material.
The Christopher Sims-directed music visual is a simple, yet effective outing for the talented vocalist. The highlight was definitely the old-school styling – which is simply stunning on her petite frame.
I love this. I especially like the bluesy and retro undertones all through it – great delivery, to be honest. Haley knows how to sell a song, no question. Also, I didn’t believe it when Haley said that Interscope was going to give her some creative control over her album, but boy, was I wrong about that. Everything about this screams Haley.
Haley Reinhart vamps it up in her brand new music video for her single, “Free”. Snazzy, retro and utterly cool–Haley even gets a hot co-star who plays her love interest. What’s not to like?
Video Premiere: Haley Reinhart – Free. I now OFFICIALLY calling her one of ours WATCH OUT!!! artist.
The clip, set in a darkened diner, is directed by Christopher Sims, whose work includes videos for Lady Antebellum, Jimmy Eat World, Staind, OneRepublic, Stone Temple Pilots and Idol alum Daughtry. STORY: ‘American Idol’s’ Haley Reinhart Talks New Album, Guest Stars (Exclusive) Reinhart sings the song — a jazzy, nu-retro styled romp — with a vampy style, coyly flirting with the camera from the diner’s countertop.