Saturday, August 21, 2010

Know What You're Fighting For

"In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for."
Elijah Wood

A beautiful music video from Janelle Monae. It simply features a black background, warm lighting placed in front and above and is framed on a bare shouldered Monae. It seems to be the first and only take according to the text at the beginning. The unscripted moments of which were kept and I think they actually added to the video. 

She seems to be staring into your soul as she sings. Her expressiveness increases to the point of tears as the music video progresses. This makes it seem more and more personal, which is great. The lyrics really mean something, and she means it when she sings it. In trying to find your peace you  must get yourself grounded. You better know what you're fighting for...

wow... Elijah Wood


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