Well, you knew it was coming. You knew it was only a matter of time before Heidi Montag moved on from The Hills. She has a new hill to climb now, and she's hoping her debut music video "Higher" will help her reach new heights of pop-culture stardom. Or starlet-dom, more specifically.
The video features the California girl on familiar territory--a beach, of course--the ideal sun-drenched setting for her to rock a pink bikini and thus flaunt her, um, newly surgically enhanced "hills," if ya catch my drift.
"Higher" is familiar in another way, too, as its grainy footage of Heidi frolicking in the surf and on sandy turf instantly brings to mind classic beach-babe videos like Madonna's "Cherish," Janet Jackson's "Love Would Never Do Without You," and Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game." However, while those videos were directed by the late photography great Herb Ritts, "Higher" was in fact lensed by Heidi's TV boyfriend, amateur cameraman Spencer Pratt.
Now, I'm not saying Spencer hasn't had previous experience shooting video of Heidi (he's probably become pretty adept at working in the nightvision medium--ahem). But he's no Herb Ritts.
So...what about Heidi's song? Oh, come on, does it really matter? If you must know, well, it's okay. Comparing it to recent tunes by other reality-TV starlets, I'd say it's not as memorable as Paris Hilton's "Stars Are Blind," but not as forgettable as Paula Abdul's "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow." But it's just as ProTooled and processed as those two songs. Because let's face it, the only entity selling singles more processed than the ones by those ladies is Kraft.