AceShowbiz - Camila Cabello and Bazzi bring their "Beautiful" duet to life in the most fairytale way possible. Making its way out on October 15, the visuals for the song features the latter falling in love with the Cuban songstress at first sight.
Directed by Jason Koenig, it opens with Camila entering a party in a bedazzled mask and a white gown, complete with a pair of angel wings. Bazzi takes notice of Camila and becomes interested in her right away, following her moves. While staring at an aquarium, he sees the songstress on the other side. This scene might remind fans of Baz Luhrmann's 1996 "Romeo + Juliet", which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.
Before Bazzi can even talk to Camila, the latter already leaves the place. It prompts him to chase her around non-stop but failing to get to her due to her elusiveness. Both of them finally meet each other again at the dance hall, where they are suddenly teleported to a magical forest upon touching hands.
While the duo recreate "Romeo + Juliet" scene in the beginning of the music video, the end of the clip sees them reenacting classic Cinderella story. As soon as the clock strikes midnight, Camila disappears as if she has to get back to her carriage for curfew. Instead of a glass slipper, she leaves him her masquarade mask.
Speaking to MTV News about the video, Bazzi explained that it was filmed in New Orleans because they wanted to put a "1930s, '40s twist" on the "classic, pristine" scenery. "We wanted to make something that felt very classic and something that puts you in a different world, visually kind of like what the song does sonically," he said. "We knew being in New Orleans, it'd really capture that elegant beauty that the song holds. It just felt perfect."