28 March 2010

Erykah Badu Bares Her Soul and More in "Window Seat"

Have you seen Erykah Badu's Window Seat video yet?

When I first heard about the video concept, it instantly reminded me of Matt and Kim's Lessons Learned so I wasn't surprised to see it begin with "Inspired by Matt and Kim."

In case you were wondering when and where this was filmed, Erykah tweeted it was done in one take on St. Patrick's Day in Dallas at the Grassy Knoll.

For those of you who don't understand why Badu's walking around removing her clothes, she's trying to make a point about being socially assassinated for your individuality out of fear instead of being respected.

This is what she says at the end:
They play it safe
Are quick to assassinate what they don't understand
They move in packs
Ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another
They feel most comfortable in groups
Less guilt to swallow
They are us
This is what we have become
Afraid to respect the individual
A single person within a circumstance can move one to change
To love ourself

To evolve

I listened to Window Seat on a loop last week on the train (yes while sitting in the window seat). It's such a chill track, and I can't wait to hear the rest of New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh when it comes out this Tuesday.

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