Rob Murat – ‘Love Me Love’

Rob Murat’s witty, yet pointed clip for ‘Love Me Love’ examines that unmistakable blend of joy and terror that accompanies all lovers who find themselves far from each other – whether it be a feeling of liberation, or anxiety, that has its roots in love, concern, or simple paranoia. This latest single from the celebrated actor and R&B singer songwriter, features award winning Ghanaian artist, Adina Thembi, and the video will resonate for the jealous and the suspected alike: and just like all good thrillers, there’s a twist at the end.

The video for ‘Love Me Love’ sees Rob making his directorial debut, while Adina Thembi, one of the best-loved Afropop vocalists in contemporary Ghanaian music, adds her sweetness and fire to the already explosive track. Thembi’s verse serves as a stinging reply to Murat’s muscular verses, and their dialogue increases both the intensity and the immersive quality of the song. Even if you and your partner aren’t like this, you probably know people who are.

Naturally, accredited actor Rob gives a compelling performance as a tormented lover. He is able to harness the madness at the heart of romantic insecurity, and skilfully conveys the desperation of hours spent waiting by the phone for a message. Adina Thembi however commands the camera just as effortlessly. She has a stunning screen presence, and radiates intelligence and confidence, all the while dodging surveillance cameras and cell phone stalkers with skill, grace, and ease.

We first see Adina’s character on a beautiful day in her native Ghana, walking down the street, smiling at people passing by, and taking in the sites. Meanwhile, back at home in LA, Rob Murat’s character frets alone. He’s driven to distraction by an ominous alert on his phone, and we’re given a glimpse of what’s going on inside his jealous head – a prisoner of his own emotions. Watch the video for ‘Love Me Love’ below as it tackles a complicated subject.

You can find out more about Rob Murat and his music online on his official website.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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