Depending on the Benjamin Clementine song in question, it might actually suit him really well from a pacing perspective.
ETA: I'm more concerned about the FS rumor mill with the 4lo as the first jumping pass which points to a 6 quad layout. This is from Twitter though and I hate Twt for many reasons lol.
I think it’s more mature and suits him better (not saying old nemesis isn’t mature or suited him, but this new cut rlly highlights how he’s grown as a skater over the past four years)
I'm really excited to see this too! I've seen some comments wondering why he would deliberately create such a high pressure situation for himself, but I view it a little differently. I think this shows what Nathan's genuine mindset is regarding the Olympics from 2018. He has said before that he's no longer bothered by it and that he wouldn't re-do anything. Well, by doing this kind of a program, it shows that he's perfectly comfortable with what happened. I really think it's just the fans who are still somewhat traumatized. He has to be quite relaxed and confident in himself since he's doing this, and I think that's a great mindset to have. It seems like this will be something of a nod to the last Olympics and to how much he has thrived and grown since.I know some people are on the fence about Nathan re-using Nemesis again, but I honestly think it's so brilliant. It's not the exact same cut, so it doesn't have any of the potential baggage the original program did from the 2018 season. But if (when) he skates it clean it'll be a total redemption AND full-circle moment. Plus, the step sequence at the end of Nemesis is not just one of the best step sequences he's ever done, but maybe one of the best step sequences from men's skating, point blank. SLB really did what she needed to do with that program, and I'm excited to see what she does with this one.