Last night Erykah’s debuted her latest video for “Window Seat” at precisely 3:33am on her website. Once again
she delivers incredible visuals with a message. The inspiration for the
video comes from Matt & Kim’s “Lesson’s
Learned”. The video is shot in the same streets of the JFK
assassination in Texas. Erykah comes out of the same car he did. We find
Erykah stripping herself figuratively and literally of layers in order
to evolve and liberate herself in a new way. But in life, change is
always met with opposition;
…quick to assassinate what they do not understand….A single person within a circumstance can move one to change, to love ourself, to EVOLVE.
The words in blue paint at the end read ‘Groupthink‘.
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Since its premiere over the weekend, the “Window Seat” video has
encountered mixed reaction among viewers. According to Badu, the idea
to go nude came on the spur of the moment.
“We only had 1 shot to get it right,” she tweeted Sunday (March 28) night on Twitter. “We didn’t plan the shot. Coodie and I just went raw dog. Too busy lookin for cops and being petrified.”
While it may seem to have taken quite a bit of time, Badu admitted to quickly taking off after shooting the entire stripping scene in a couple of minutes.
“The people caught in the shot were trying hard to ignore me,” the vocalist tweeted. “Lol, [except] one guy grabbing [my] clothes. … He disappeared. Didn’t have time to look for him or clothes. We ran. It was the peeps off camera yelling.”
And while she endured her share of shouts from people, Badu continued as she “held my head up and kept moving.”
“… There were children there. I prayed they wouldn’t b traumatized,” the entertainer added.
“Window Seat” is the first single off Badu’s new album, “New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh.” The album, which features production from Ahmir “?ueslove” Thompson, 9th Wonder, James Poyser and the late J. Dilla, among other is currently available in stores.
Her new album New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh drops next Tuesday.