Ben is more of a ballad singer than an upbeat pop princess and I hadn't seen any of the teasers, so I wasn't expecting this to nearly as cheerful as it has turned out to be. Better yet, the song is actually quite lovely. This release has been getting a lot of flack and I don't think any of it is deserved. She has a beautiful voice as a ballad singer, but I hate the idea that she's being wasted on brighter pop tracks. There's a clean-ness to the notes she sings and a powerful fluidity that presents in how she flits though the melody and in the elegant arches of the overdubs... it might not be groundbreaking or heart-wrenching or emotionally overwhelming, but it's still good. Pop music has a bad rap for absolutely no reason. The melody moves, it's hella catchy, and the vertical structures of the harmonies give depth and breath and help the track evolve as it progresses.
The Choreography is engaging without being overly complicated, meaning that she'll have more than enough air in her lungs to make this sound wonderful live. The moves are adorable and perfectly suited to the song and the set and styling aesthetics, both of which are gorgeous. There's a beautiful throw to playfulness and the charm of childhood that could be considered a bit overly immature. However, since there's no element of creepy sexualized infantilization to it, I think it's wonderful. Just because you go up doesn't mean you can't still play around. Adult and adorable are not mutually exclusive terms and just because this is appropriate for children doesn't mean it's not allowed to be enjoyable for adults.
Even the lyrics are lovely. It's a song about moving on and being happy after a breakup. The words literally discuss congratulations on breaking up, and why moving on is not only healthy and wonderful, but can genuinely be fun. She's like the post-break-up-life-revitalization fairy and I think it's absolutely fantastic.