One of the first images we see in ‘Kelsea Ballerini’s ‘IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)’ music video is a cul de sac of pastel houses. There are about 11 in total. They all have a convertible car resting on an off-tone driveway that leads to a pathway connecting them. As the shot begins to zoom out, we realize how fake this neighborhood is, surrounded by trees that more look pulled from a computer game than the local park.
However, this shot also has the faintest remembrance of another tucked into the Don’t Worry Darling trailer, which isn’t a coincidence, as it’s quoted to have taken inspiration from the movie. Just replace wives dressed in 1950s attire kissing goodbye to their respective husbands as they drive off for work with a kooky sorority of gal pals, and Harry Styles fans are already taking note of how sinister it really is.
‘IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO) ‘ is directed by Patrick Tracy, whose creativity also bled into Kelsea’s 2021 CMA Video of the Year win for ‘Half of My Hometown.’ A witty synchronicity due to its killer happenings! However, the neighborhood still has many selling points that make us eager to snatch one of the houses off the market. You know, when it goes back on it after the previous owner ends up buried in Kelsea’s veggie bush. So we’ve made a list with an according price of how much we think that feature is worth, all adding to our estimated auctioning bid!
$22,000 — Love Heart Hedges
Despite the town’s veggie supply having the taste of human remains, the greenery remains really pretty. For example, the love heart cutout hedges outside the house come into the frame as Kelsea mows the lawn. They’re presumably not only there for foliage purposes either, as there’s a really cool shot around the 0:40 second mark where like the spying viewer we are, we slide through the cutout into a scene where the girls are stretched out poolside. This could be symbolic of the distrustful nature of love.
$5,000 — Pastel Everything
The pastel doesn’t stop at the houses but is truly in everything else, fleshing it out into a total Barbie world reimagining! We have it in the fabrics of Kelsea’s clothes, down to the blush pink of her uh…friend’s frilly gloves, the icing of cupcakes next to a “Yes Way Rosé” wine bottle, and even the yellow phone that we don’t want to be on the end of.
$17,000 — 1950s Uniform
Speaking of the clothes, they seem to be another note taken from Don’t Worry Darling as the movie explored the notion of the 1950s housewife, except ‘IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)’ has a much more modern twist. We’re still getting those crumbs of fashion past, but in the styling, any Kelsea fan with a TikTok account can recreate as a glimpse into their Halloween look. Yeah, we’re barely onto Easter yet, but we’re also never not thinking of pumpkin carving, okay? Anyway, the Chanel-styled button blazer, Sharpay Evans’ inspired brim hat, and of course, the other pink leather fur coat, are some of the items we aim to steal, and therefore we wouldn’t mind this lush uniform one bit if we were to move in!
$666,666 — Murdering Society Club
Don’t Worry Darling also had its boys club as Harry’s character Jack climbed the corporate ladder of Chris Pine’s Frank’s company Victory while ‘IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)’ is leaning on sorority. Maybe we haven’t considered ending up in prison like Kelsea for helping pull Taylor Swift’s ‘no body, no crime,’ but we’ve also entertained some other insane things in the name of sisterhood. All we know is if there’s a weekly meeting where every girl in the neighborhood gets together, sign us up!
$80,000 — Pink Convertible
Please don’t think we only had our eyes on the neighbor’s final moments as she was about to call the cops on Kelsea, only to wind up dead herself. We also had eyes on our favorite blonde as she was tiptoeing into the garage; a gorgeous pink convertible was beside her. As we’ve said in the intro, every house seems to have a car on its driveway, so if by purchasing the property we also get a girly car, how will we decline?
$10,000 — Police Joyride
Alas, though, if that doesn’t work out, we can at least tick off cruising backseat in the police car after they handcuff us due to our murdering pursuits.
Priceless — Kelsea As Our Neighbor
Furthermore, all of this leads us to Kelsea, whether it’s her psychotic twin or simply her humbling self being our neighbor. We can imagine her dropping off casseroles—maybe they’re laced with poison; we never know!—and being kind enough to house sit our dog even if it later sniffs out a missing hand…We can all agree that Kelsea would be the best neighbor!
Are your selling points the same as ours to move into one of the pastel houses on the eerie street? Or as tempting as it sounds to have Kelsea as your neighbor, there just isn’t any way that your anxiety wouldn’t have you packing up all of your things after a day, ready to move onto a more peaceful neighborhood. Let us know through our Twitter @thehoneypop and hear ‘IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOIN’ DOWN TOO)’ live through any of the remaining dates on the HEARTFIRST Tour!
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