Pia Toscano, “American Idol” finalist and shock early exit, has released the video for her debut single, “This Time.”
Toscano premiered her performance of “This Time” during the “American Idols Live!” tour last month, but now she is releasing a swanky new video to go with the single.
“This Time” was written and co-produced by Esther Dean, who previously produced hit songs like “What’s My Name?”, “Rude Boy” and “S&M” or artists such as Rihanna.
Toscano said in a recent interview that the song could be related to her “American Idol” journey “of self-discovery and empowerment.” She is keen to point out that the track is more than a break-up song.
“I can 100% relate to it, whether it’s about a relationship or my journey on ‘Idol’,” she said.
Pia Toscano recently signed a recording deal with Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records and 19 Recordings, in July 2011, which she described as a “dream come true.”
She is currently also touring with the rest of the “American Idol” Top 11 all through the summer into September.
The July release of the single was met with a lukewarm response from critics. Chris William of “The Wrap” suggested the song plays too much on Toscano’s apparent harsh elimination from “American Idol,” with too many comeback clichés. Blinded By Sound were scathing in their review of the track, calling it “a long three minutes.”
Pia Toscano’s promo video for “This Time” features the season ten finalist singing in a variety of exotic places: on a beach, in the country and on a deserted street at night. So does the video make up for a mediocre song? Do you agree that the song writers who penned so many previous hits got it wrong this time?
Watch Pia Toscano’s video for “This Time” below and let us know what you think: