• Manic-Music: Daniel Caesar - We Find Love & Blessed (Music Video) (2017)
• My most recent obsession has been the up and coming (but not really) artist Daniel Caesar. I say Not “really because” because he did release an EP 7 songs called Pilgrim’s Paradise filled with smooth R&B mixed music that was fantastic. However, his 2017 album “Freudian” blows it out of the water. Although I can go all day about Caesar's silky smooth voice to his honest, hard-hitting lyrics about loneliness, love, sex, and isolation. I came here to talk about a music video that melds the 2 songs ‘We Find Love’ & ‘Blessed’. _______________________________________________________
• The songs themselves hit 2 completely different interpretations of one or more relationships. ‘Love’ being a look that the love two people once had has faded into the dark place. Both of the people are unfit and not healthy enough to support each other. Their love is strong and pure, but it also taxes them in a way that is far too powerful to bare. MEANWHILE in ‘Blessed’ is a look at two broken people that take their love, look at it, and embrace it as a way that picks each other up. They support each other through the goods and the bads. Sometimes their love may hurt and be dangerous, but it’s worth the pain to be with the one they love.
• The music video, directed by Keavan Yazdani, Sean Brown & Daniel Palmer, is a simple, but complicated look into a faded memory of a love that was lost. A fantasy that could only be trapped within the mind of Caesar himself. Taking the feel of a film essay, we see a couple that felt the deepest of feelings for one another while the vises of Caesar take over and pull him away. He now has to live looking at the love within the frames of his memories. The aesthetic of the music video is w/ soft focus and heavily grainy film (possibly 16mm film) with blown out exposure, giving the whimsical look and feel of a dream. This is a music video I watch for inspiration in aesthetic. It’s choppy but it’s purpose is to focus and enhance an emotion once felt... (Cont.) - 1 year ago