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You wanna be free…

August 5, 2010

Intergalactic diva, Janelle Monae, dropped her latest video for the track “Cold War,” today.  The clip is minimal in production but heavy in emotion.  In the same vain as videos like Sinead O’Connor’s Prince-covered “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Monae’s face is the focal point for the entire 3:44 second-video.

After a couple viewings, I finally can appreciate the video for what it is and what it isn’t.  Monae has a unique and exciting way of conveying emotion.  This video is no different, as the emotion is written all over her face.  An “anthematic” track filled with gusto paired with a stripped down visual, make the final “Cold War” product something to be heralded, shared, and viewed as a reflection of the ability to challenge and fight for our beliefs.  Enjoy!

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