In yesterday's blog post I alluded to the fact that I was working on something exciting...
Well, here it is - a full music video for Pusha T's "Come Back Baby"!!!
Over the last month, my mind has literally *exploded* after the release of what is now being called the Wyoming Sessions, where over the course of 5 weeks, 5 albums produced by Kanye West were released and they go as follows:
- Pusha-T - Daytona / Released May 25, 2018
- Kanye West - Ye / Released June 1, 2018
- Kids See Ghost - Self-Titled / Released June 7, 2018
- Nas - Nasir / Released June 15, 2018
- Teyana Taylor - K.T.S.E. / Released June 22, 2018
Since May 25, these 5 albums are all I've been listening to while working in my photography studio (except for the occasional Christmas music album - more on that at another time!). You can love or hate his personality, but you can't deny that Kanye West is an AMAZING music producer.
Admittedly, I was anticipating Ye and Kids See Ghost (a collaboration between Kanye West and Kid Cudi) the most out of all 5 Wyoming Sessions albums. But, the release strategy worked well on me: releasing Pusha-T's Daytona first allowed me to really dig into that release in order to wet my beak. Had Ye or Kids See Ghost been released first, I probably would have spent the next few weeks exclusively listening to these albums while ignoring the albums by Pusha-T, Nas and Teyana Taylor.
But, with Daytona being released first, I ended up listening to it a lot. Quite a lot. Really a lot. From May 25 and onward, it became a daily constant in the studio. And as I was manipulating liquids in my bowl to create my usual bubbles, I started associating Daytona with what was happening in front of my eyes. Pretty quickly, I felt compelled to create a video for one of the songs.
I chose "Come Back Baby", a dark and heavy mid-tempo song with insane minimalistic fat bass lines and simplistic but efficient cold drums. Bolstered by Pusha-T's chainsaw-sounding vocals and incisive lyrics about his drug-dealing past, it felt like a perfect track to blend a heavy base of black and white supported by a spectrum of colors ranging from bright yellow to vivid magenta. The color choices and visuals were specifically inspired by these lyrics:
And they tired of dancin' like a Ying Yang Twin /
You can't have the Yin without the Yang, my friend
I won't explain all of the symbolism that's going on in the video; I prefer to leave it up to your imagination to fill in those blanks. But I definitely hope you've enjoyed the video - and if there's enough interest, I'll keep on releasing some more!
All the best,