Art of the Week: Love Lockdown by Kayne West – Directed by Simon Henwood
The spookyÂ vibe sent chills up my spin. There was something with this video that touched me deeply. Something that is just perfect, so perfect I felt detached from myself. And Time magazine critic Josh Tyraniel agrees naming “Love Lockdown” the best song of 2008. It is the perfect mix of the perfect song with the perfect video. I listened all night and went to get the the album in the morning.
The essence of the song was captured brilliantly in the video. The slow depress mode of the song. The symbolic elements such as being trapped, being house lockdown, the mesmerizing tone and feel, and the worshiping of the human statues. The motion and the tempo is synced with the with every millisecond of the song. There is no separation.
What is artistic and cryptic is the meshing of all the tribal symbols, spaceship, and juxtaposition of reality and the symbolic movements of what’s happening to him. The constant unexpected flow from real to what seems to be happening in his mind is so intertwined that there is really no separation which is what he feels like.